Pronounced: ih-VEN-chuh-wate, verb

Notes: Another word that I didn’t recognize, but should have figured out

Yesterday’s word

The word oscar means “cash”.

Background / Comments

As noted yesterday, this is rhyming slang named for Oscar Ashe, who was an Australian actor, directory, and writer. I had never heard of Oscar Ashe, so I couldn’t “unwind” the rhyming slang.

First usage

This word came into usage in the early 1900s.

Published by Richard

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

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