Word of the Day – Goombah

By April 17, 2017Word of the Day

Goombah (noun) (informal)

goom-baaaaaah

Strictly North American. An associate or accomplice, usually a senior gang member.

Origins unknown, possibly a dialect alteration of Italian compare ‘Godfather, friend, accomplice’.

Example sentences

“He’s the goombah, you’ll have to speak to him.”

Word of the Day – Premonish

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Premonish (verb) (rare)

pree-mon-ish

Inform (someone) of a possible future danger or problem; forewarn.

Mid 16th century: from Latin praemonere ‘forewarn’ with the ending altered after the pattern of admonish.

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Word of the Day – Connive

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Connive (verb)

kon-aiv

Secretly allow (something immoral, illegal, or harmful) to occur.

Conspire to do something immoral, illegal, or harmful.

Early 17th century: from French conniver or Latin connivere ‘shut the eyes (to)’, from con- ‘together’ + an unrecorded word related to nictare ‘to wink’.

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