repugn

Pronounced: rih-PYOON, verb

Notes: I parsed the word incorrectly and thus had the meaning wrong


Yesterday’s word

The word layette is “garments, clothing, or bedding for a newborn baby”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

I think I have run across this word, and get about 50-75% of the meaning from the context, but that was not enough to define it properly. I don’t even remember where I read this word. It comes from French; specifically, the Middle French word laiete (small coffer), related to laie (chest).

Published by Richard

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

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