Pronounced: skwuhrl, noun

Notes: This is not a misspelling of squirrel, but it does sound similar

Yesterday’s word

The word desuetude means “discontinuance from use or exercise; disuse”

First usage

This word goes back to the mid-1400s

Background / Notes

Though similar in meaning to “disuse”, the origin of desuetude is quite different. It comes from the Latin verb suecerre (to accustom). Our word is not as common as ‘disuse’.

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

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