saporific

Pronounced: sap-uh-RIFF-ick, adj

Notes: It is very close in spelling to soporific, which is a different word


Yesterday’s word

The word kayfabe means “portrayal of staged events as real, especially in professional wrestling”

First usage

This word is a relatively recent word and came into English in the 1980s

Background / Comments

The origin of this word is uncertain; however, some people think it is Pig Latin for “fake” or “be fake” (but shouldn’t that be “akefay” or “ebay akefay”). I remember watching professional wrestling when I was a child, but I haven’t seen it for years (and I don’t miss it).

Published by Richard

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

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