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Word of the Day – Dumbsize

By October 3, 2016Word of the Day

Dumbsize (verb)


(of a company) reduce staff numbers to levels so low that work can no longer be carried out effectively.

A relatively recent addition to the OED dumbsize is a humorous take on the word downsize and was first coined in the 1990s.

Example sentences

“Well if they will insist on dumbsizing what do they expect?”

“They intend to dumbsize public libraries into extinction.”

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