Word of the Day – Gudgeon

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Gudgeon (noun) (archaic)

gudj-un

A credulous or easily fooled person.

Gudgeon also has many definitions still in use. The pivot on which a bell rotates, the tubular part of a hinge, a pin holding two stone blocks together.

Middle English: from Old French goujon, diminutive of gouge (see gouge).

Example sentences

“Has the old gudgeon never heard of a celebratory glass of champagne?”

Word of the Day – Salutation

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Salutation (noun)

sal-yu-tay-shun

A gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another’s arrival or departure.

Late Middle English: from Old French, or from Latin salutatio(n-), from salutare ‘pay one’s respects to’ (see salute).

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)

pa-raf

A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

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