riffle

Pronounced: RIH-full, noun

Notes: I ran across this word in reading


Yesterday’s word

The word skeuomorph means “a design on an object that has been copied as an imitation of an older design”

First usage

This word came into English in the late 1800s

Background / Comments

Our word comes from the Greek word skeûos (vessel, implement) combined with -morphos (shape, form structure). Apparently, the original meaning had to do with marks made on modern pottery in an imitation of marks on ancient pottery.

Published by Richard

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

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