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Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)


A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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Word of the Day – Ostrobogulous

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Ostrobogulous (adj) (humorous)


Something that is slightly risqué or indecent. Also applied arbitrarily to things which are bizarre, interesting, or unusual in some other way.

1950s. Apparently irregularly from oestrous + -o- + either bog or bog + -ulous, attributed to Victor Benjamin Neuburg, British writer; compare.

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