Pronounced: tan-TIV-ee, adv/adj/noun

Notes: A certain group of people probably know this word

Yesterday’s word

The word bobbery means “squabble; commotion; confusion”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

Our word has a Hindi background: it is a corruption of the phrase bap re, from bap (father) and re (oh), so literally “oh, father!”. However it it used as an expression of surprise, grief, etc.

Published by Richard

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

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