Word of the Day – Harbinger

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Harbinger (noun)

har-bin-jer

A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.

Middle English: from Old French herbergere, from herbergier ‘provide lodging for’, from herberge ‘lodging’

Example sentences

“People wondered if the heat was just a spring anomaly or a harbinger of summer.”

Word of the Day – Noughting

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Noughting (noun)

naw-ting

Depreciation, scorn; effacement, eradication; an instance of this.

Middle English; earliest use found in Hali Meidenhad: an alliterative homily. From nought + -ing. In later use from nought + -ing.

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Word of the Day – Itinerant

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Itinerant (adj) (noun)

it-in-er-unt

Travelling from place to place. / A person who travels from place to place.

Late 16th century (used to describe a judge travelling on a circuit): from late Latin itinerant- ‘travelling’, from the verb itinerari, from Latin iter, itiner- ‘journey, road’.

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