Pronounced: boor-ZHWAH (alt: BOOT-zhwah), noun/adj
Notes: You may think you know this word, but it has some definitions that I had to examine again. Interesting note: the plural has the same spelling and pronunciation
The word aleatory means “of, or relating to, accidental change, good luck, or happenstance occurrences; unpredictable”
This word came into English in the late 1600s
Background / Comments
Our word comes from the Latin word āleātōrius, which comes from āleātōr (gambler), which comes from ālea (game of chance). This would be a great word to drop into conversation.