Word of the Day – Tipsy

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Tipsy (adj)

tip-see

Slightly drunk.

Late 16th century: from the verb tip + -sy.

Example sentences

“The tipsy revellers kept me awake all night.”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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