Word of the Day – Fainéant

By April 21, 2017Word of the Day

Fainéant (noun) (rare)

fay-nay-on

An idle or ineffective person.

From the French ‘fais’ does ‘neant’ nothing.

Example sentences

“He looks busy all day but he’s a faineant through and through!”

Word of the Day – Palomino

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Palomino (noun)

pa-lo-mee-no

A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.

Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.

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