cutpurse

Pronounced: CUT-purse, noun

Notes: If you watch shows set in the past, you may know this one


Yesterday’s word

The word rapporteur means “a person who gives reports (as at a meeting of a learned society)

Background / Comments

To me, this word is just a fancy one for “secretary”. As you may expect, this word comes from French; specifically, from the Middle French word rapporter (to bring back, report, or refer). A more common descendant from this word is rapport.

First usage

This word entered the language in the early 1500s

Published by Richard

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

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