Word of the Day – Edentulous

By June 19, 2017Word of the Day

Edentulous (adj)

ee-den-tool-us

Lacking teeth.

Early 18th century: from Latin edentulus, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out’ + dens, dent- ‘tooth’ + -ulous.

Example sentences

“He was edentulous, but all the other checks were fine.”

Word of the Day – Plap

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Plap (verb)

pl-ap

To come down or fall with the sound of a flat impact; to make a light slapping sound.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. Imitative. Compare plash, plash, flap, slap.

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