pullulate

Pronounced: PUHL-yuh-late, verb

Notes: I thought this had to do with chickens, and I was both right and wrong


Yesterday’s word

The word ochophobia means “a fear or dislike of crowds”

Background

Probably everyone knows that -phobia means “fear” — it comes from Greek, as does the ochlos part, which means “mob”.

First usage

This word showed up in the late 1800s

Published by Richard

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

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