dog whistle

Pronounced: as written, noun/adj

Notes: You may know this term if you spend time in the arena in which this is used

Yesterday’s word

The word desiderium means “an ardent longing, as for something lost”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1700s

Background / Comments

Our word made me think of the word ‘desire’… with good reason, as it turns out. The root of our word is the Latin word dēsīderāre (to long for), and that is the same Latin word to which ‘desire’ traces.

Published by Richard

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

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