Daily Word Quiz
a) a lame person
b) a castigation; a slap on the buttocks
c) a horse-drawn vehicle
d) a thing of very little value
Today's Featured Word
inclined or given to doubt; expressing doubt or hesitancy;
doubting, uncertain ...1727
from Latin dubitativus doubtful, from dubitare to doubt
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1727 - "Conjunctions dubitative, those which express some doubt, or suspension of opinion..."
From: Cyclopaedia: Or An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences
By: Ephraim Chambers, 1727
"...turning his head on one side in a dubitative manner..."
From: Adam Bede
By: George Eliot, 1859
Daily Word Quiz Answer
b) a castigation; a slap on the buttocks ...1881 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.