Word of the Day – Nothingburger

By October 14, 2018Word of the Day

Nothingburger (noun) (Chiefly US)

nu-thing-bur-guh

A person or thing of no importance, value, or substance. Now esp.: something which, contrary to expectations, turns out to be insignificant or unremarkable.

1950s: from nothing and burger. Added to the OED October 2018.

Example sentences

“Another nothingburger of a debate.”

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