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 – Anathema

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Anathema (noun)

an-ath-em-a

Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

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