zaibatsu

Pronounced: zigh-BAHT-soo, noun

Notes: I would think that many people can probably guess where this comes from, even if they don’t know the definition


Yesterday’s word

The word impignorate means “to pledge, pawn, or mortgage”

Background

The word comes from Latin impignorare (to pledge) from pignus (pledge, pawn, mortgage)

First usage

The word showed up in the mid-1600s

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

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