subrogate

Pronounced: SUB-roh-gate, verb

Notes: This looks like I word I should know, but I didn’t


Yesterday’s word

The word bushwa means “rubbish; nonsense; or baloney”

First usage

This word showed up in the 1910s

Background / Comments

As I wrote yesterday, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this word. The reference material I looked at were not certain of the origin; it is thought that our word may be related to bourgeois, because this term was used in political rhetoric. It could also be a “cleaned up” version of a vulgar word.

Published by Richard

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

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