interstice

Pronounced: in-TER-stuhs, noun

Notes: I know a related word, and was close (but not quite right) with the definition


Yesterday’s word

The word virilocal means “relating to the custom of living with the family of the husband”

Background / Comments

As I said yesterday, I had no idea that there was a word for this custom. It comes from Latin vir (man) combined with local.

First usage

This is a relatively late word, coming into English in the 1940s

Published by Richard

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

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