Pronounced: SEE-zin, noun

Notes: Learning this word was an aggravating or humiliating experience

Yesterday’s word

The word shoat is

  • a young, weaned pig
  • the offspring of a geep (a goat and sheep cross)
First usage

This is an old word; going back to the late 1300s to early 1400s

Background / Comments

I am pretty sure that I have run across this word used in the first definition above; I had no idea of the second definition. Our word came from Middle English shote, which is cognate with the Dutch word schote.

Published by Richard

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

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