Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate.
Mid 17th century: from Latin tergiversat- ‘with one’s back turned’, from the verb tergiversari, from tergum ‘back’ + vertere ‘to turn’.
“The more he’d tergiversate, the clearer it became to the press he didn’t belong on the podium.”
A pale golden or tan-coloured horse or pony with a white mane and tail, originally bred in the south-western US.
Early 20th century: from Latin American Spanish, from Spanish palomino ‘young pigeon’, from Latin palumbinus ‘resembling a dove’.