Word of the Day – Hoick

By September 9, 2017Word of the Day

Hoick (verb) (BrEn)

hoy-k

Lift or pull abruptly or with effort.

Late 19th century: perhaps a variant of hike.

Example sentences

“She hoicked her bag up onto the desk and insisted on seeing the manager.”

“Just hoick up the anchor and let’s get going.”

Word of the Day – Symposium

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Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

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