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 – 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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