Friday, February 17, 2006

Today's Word: Quidnunc

From Latin quid nunc -- literally, "What now?"--this term was first recorded in English in 1709. A quidnunc is "a nosy person or busybody," as in: "Who knew we'd be moving in next door to such a quidnunc?" Then there's the woefully underused word quidnunckery, which means "curiosity, love of news or gossip." May your quidnunckery keep you coming back for more!


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