chautauqua

Pronounced: shuh-TAW-kwe, noun

Notes: I think only US history buffs may get this one


Yesterday’s word

The word sitomania means “an abnormal craving for food”

First usage

The word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

This is another word from Greek: sito- (grain, food) plus -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze). Because of the word ‘abnormal’ in the definition, I’m not certain if this word is appropriate for pregnancy cravings. Note that there is an opposite — sitophobia (a morbid aversion to food).

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

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