Word of the Day – Cloaca

By January 16, 2018Word of the Day

Cloaca (noun) (archaic)

klo-ak-a

A sewer

Late 16th century (in the sense ‘sewer’): from Latin, related to cluere ‘cleanse’. The first sense dates from the mid 19th century.

Example sentences

“The whole lot flushed down the cloaca, it’s gone.”

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