Daily Word Quiz
a) to stagger, to stumble, to trip
b) to tidy up, to make neat
c) to potter, to trifle, to fidget
d) to chatter, to talk idly, to gossip
Today's Featured Word
1. the letter 'Z' ...1669 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
2. a deformed or crooked person; a bandy-legged person;
a hunchbacked person ...1725 sl.
variant of Zed
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1669 - see EXAMPLE below
"...we may imagine it to have been anciently pronounced,
as it is now by the Italians, Ds or Ts; and so to be called Zad from
the Hebrew Tsadi: but yet to make out my observation, we,
who pronounce it as a single Letter, do as often call it Yzard."
From: Elements Of Speech:
An Essay of Inquiry into the Natural Production of Letters
By: William Holder, 1669
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) to stagger, to stumble, to trip ...1575 rare