slumgullion

Pronounced: SLUM-gull-yuhn, noun

Notes: Yet again, a word I do not know


Yesterday’s word

The word wirepuller is “a person who manipulates or exerts control from behind the scenes”

First usage

This word showed up in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

I was thinking of some device that stretched (“pulled”) wires, but that’s not it. This word is similar to the phrase “pulling the strings”. Puppets are controlled by strings; wires were used to control other things.

Published by Richard

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

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