Word of the Day – Moiety

By June 14, 2017Word of the Day

Moiety (noun)

moy-et-ee

Each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided.

Late Middle English: from Old French moite, from Latin medietas ‘middle’, from medius ‘mid, middle’.

Example sentences

“the tax was to be delivered in two moieties”

“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”

Word of the Day – Plap

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Plap (verb)

pl-ap

To come down or fall with the sound of a flat impact; to make a light slapping sound.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. Imitative. Compare plash, plash, flap, slap.

Read More

Leave a Reply