Word of the Day – Prabble

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Prabble (noun)


A quarrel, a squabble.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Dekker (c1572–1632), playwright and pamphleteer. Representing a supposed Welsh English pronunciation of brabble.

Example sentences

“I tried to reason with her but all she wanted was the prabble.”

Word of the Day – Procacity

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Procacity (noun)


Insolence or arrogance in attitude or tone; cheekiness; forwardness; an instance of this.

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Wilfrid Holme (d. 1538), author. From (i) Middle French procacité and its etymon (ii) classical Latin procācitāt-, procācitās forwardness, impudence from procāc-, procāx forward, bold, impudent, frivolous + -itās.

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