Friday, June 5, 2015

WORD of the Day. Floccinaucinihilipilification. Is that REALLY a word...?

Yes, it's a word, one of the longest in the English language.

What does it mean?

It means something that is valueless, or of no value.

What is floccinaucinihilipilification's etymology (word origin or meaning) of the word?

Well, here I refer to, a great website for learning new words:

Floccinaucinihilipilification is a combination of the Latin words floccī+naucī+nihilī+pilīeach of which refer to something of little or no value. These terms appeared next to one another in a widely used textbook called The Eton Latin Grammar, and were combined in this facetious construction, which is first attested in the 1700s."

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