a) a cadet before he starts solo flying
b) an eye
c) a snail
d) one who works and is paid by the day
Today's Featured Word: STRAVAGANT
1. irrelevant, unsuitable ...1565 obs.
2. extraordinary, unusual, special ...1613 obs.
1. something irrelevant ...1565 obs.
2. a vagrant, a vagabond, a tramp ...1592 obs.
from Italian stravagante
or aphetic from medieval Latin extravagantem
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1565 - see EXAMPLE below
"...To go to the matter alleaged directly without idle twanges,
and rouing strauagants from the purpose."
From: A Fortresse of the Faith
By: Thomas Stapleton, 1565
Daily Word Quiz Answer
DODMAN c) a snail ...c1550 obs. exc. Eng. dial.