foison

Pronounced: FOY-z(uh)n, noun

Notes: It’s not a typo for poison. This word is oldish


Yesterday’s word

The word demit means

  • to give up an office or a position; to dismiss
  • to resign
First usage

This word came into usage in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

The word comes from Old French demettre, which came from Latin demittere (to dismiss, relinquish, send away), which is from dis- (away) and mittere (to send). Nice word to know!

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

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