Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Snaffle
 
Pronunciation: /SNAFF-ul/
 
Definition: (verb, noun)
 
1) to obtain especially by devious or irregular means.
2) take (something) for oneself, typically quickly or without permission.
3) (on a bridle) a simple bit, typically a jointed one, used with a single set of reins.
 
Etymology: mid 16th century (denoting a bridle bit): probably from Low German or Dutch; compare with Middle Low German and Middle Dutch snavel ‘beak, mouth’ The verb (mid 19th century) is perhaps a different word.
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Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Lunt
 
Definition: (noun,verb)
 
1. a match; the flame used to light a fire.
2. smoke or steam, especially smoke from a tobacco pipe.
3. to emit smoke or steam.
4. to smoke a pipe.
5. to kindle (a fire).
6. to light (a pipe, torch, etc.).
7. to smoke (a pipe).
 
Etymology: 1540-50; < Dutch lont match, fuse; akin to Middle Low German lunte match, wick