Word of the Day – Dandiprat

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Dandiprat (noun) (archaic)


A young or insignificant person.

Early 16th century (denoting a coin worth three halfpence)

Example sentences

“He’s a self obsessed dandiprat!”

Word of the Day – Prevaricate

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Prevaricate (verb)


Speak or act in an evasive way.

Mid 16th century (earlier ( Middle English) as prevarication and prevaricator), in the sense ‘go astray, transgress’: from Latin praevaricat- ‘walked crookedly, deviated’, from the verb praevaricari, from prae ‘before’ + varicari ‘straddle’.

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