booboisie

Pronounced: boo-bwa-ZEE, noun

Notes: Hopefully, we don’t have to use this word too often


Yesterday’s word

The word infrangible means

  • not capable of being broken or separated into parts
  • not to be infringed or violated
First usage

This word appeared in English in the 1500s

Background / Comments

The word came to English from Middle French, and to Middle French from the Late Latin infrangibilis, which is made of in- (not) and frangere (to break). [As a side note, our word “break” comes from the same ancestor as frangere.] Its first meaning was literal: “impossible to break”, and over time it came to have a metaphorical meaning.

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

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