Word of the Day – Hugger-Mugger

By May 14, 2017Word of the Day

Hugger-Mugger (adj)

hu-ga-mu-ga

Secret, clandestine. Alternate definition, confused, disorderly.

Early 16th century: probably related to huddle and to dialect mucker ‘hoard money, conceal’.

Example sentences

“He knows something and he’s being all hugger-mugger about it!”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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