cacography

Pronounced: kuh-KOG-ruh-fee, noun

Notes: You might be able to figure out this word


Yesterday’s word

The word unwonted means “unusual or unaccustomed”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

I’ve run across this word in reading, and I had a sense of the meaning from the context. However, I was pronouncing it like it was “unwanted”. Our word comes from un- (negation) and the Middle English word woned, wont (accustomed), which is the past principle of wonen (to be used to, to well).

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

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