Word of the Day – Bavardage

By November 14, 2017Word of the Day

Bavardage (noun)


Idle gossip, chitchat.

French, from bavarder ‘to chatter’, from bavard ‘talkative’, from bave ‘drivel’.

Example sentences

“We’d like less bavardage and more action!”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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