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 – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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