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Pronounced: c’mon – like it looks, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this was a word, but it makes sense


Yesterday’s word

The word fleer means, as a noun, “a sneer or mocking look”. As a verb it means “to grin or laugh coarsely and mockingly”

First usage

This came into English the late 1300s

Background / Comments

I feel a bit justified – there is a different word fleer (sounds the same, but pronounced differently [FLEE-uhr] and has a separate origin) that means “one who flees”. So, my guess was correct, but that is not the word under consideration. Our word comes from the Middle English flerien, which is thought to comes from the Scandinavian language: the Norwegian flire (a grin).

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

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