fabulist

Pronounced: FA-byoo-list, noun

Note: For some reason, I keep associating this word with ‘magician’ (but that’s not correct).

Yesterday’s word

The word fleer means “a word of look of derision or mockery”

Background

The word is Scandinavian in origin; it is kin to the Norwegian word flire (to giggle). It showed up in Middle English as the verb fleryen (to laugh, grin, or grimace in a coarse manner).

First usage

The noun first appeared in Shakespeare’s Othello (early 1600s)

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

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