Pronounced: YAY-say-uhr, noun

Notes: You probably can guess this word; I found it interesting

Yesterday’s word

The word lam means “to beat, slam, strike, or thrash”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1500s

Background / Comments

I think I’ve run across this word in the “hard-boiled” type of detective fiction, but usually in past tense (“lammed”). Our word comes from an Old Norse word – lamdi, which is the past tense of lemja (to beat).

Published by Richard

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

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