Pronounced: OS-kuhr, noun

Notes: More rhyming slang… I didn’t know this one; do you, reader?

Yesterday’s word

The word preterit means “past tense”

Background / Comments

This form of the word is the original form; it can also be spelled preterite. The word comes from Latin praeter (beyond, past, by). I think that back when I was taking languages that we used this word for the past tense.

First usage

The word showed up in the first half of the 1300s.

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

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