Pronounced: OR-gyuh-luhs, adj

Note: Another handy to know; you can call someone this and they won’t know if it’s an insult or not

Yesterday’s word

The word tourbillion means “a whirlwind or whirlpool”


This word is fairly well traveled; it came from French tourbillion (whirlwind), but this came from Latin (and you may have picked up on it) turbo (spinning top, whirl), which itself came from Greek turbe (turmoil, confusion).

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1400s.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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