Augean stable

Pronounced: aw-JEE-uhn stable, noun

Notes: I know the reference, but not the actual meaning


Yesterday’s word

The word trencherman is

  • a hearty eater
  • a hanger-on; parasite
First usage

This word showed up in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

The word comes from trencher (a flat piece of wood on which food is served or carved); this word comes from Old French trenchier (to cut), which came from Latin truncare (to lop). I was aware of the first definition from my reading, but I wasn’t aware of the second definition.

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