grabble

Pronounced: GRAB-uhl, verb

Notes: I was rather fuzzy on the definition of this word


Yesterday’s word

The word adolesce means “to reach of pass through adolescence”

First usage

In what was a surprise to me, this word goes back to the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

Our word, a verb, is a back-formation from the noun adolescent. It comes from the Latin word adolescere (to grow up), which came from alere (to feed). I thought that this would be a word from the 1900s instead of the 1800s.

Published by Richard

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

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