Word of the Day – Slubberdegullion

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Slubberdegullion (noun) (obsolete)

slu-buh-de-gul-ee-un

A slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven.

1610s, from slubber “to daub, smear; behave carelessly or negligently

Example sentences

“He’s a filthy slubberdegullion and he’s not coming in my pub!”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)

zait-gay-ber

A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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