Amateur Etymology

Thread started by Querida on 9th June 2005 03:49 AM

Inspired by our hubber F.S. Ghandi i would like to start a thread on word origins (Etymology) anyone is welcome to contribute...I am specially interested in phrases and slang use:

was borrowed into English from French meaning handsome or brave, which in turn took the word from the Italian bizarro, meaning angry. When it jumped the channel, it shifted radically in meaning to its current sense. It first appears in English in 1648.


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