Word of the Day: Sialoquent

Today’s word of the day is sialoquent. Sialoquent is an adjective. It means spitting when you speak, just like Daffy Duck! Imagine meeting a sialoquent flibbertigibbet! That would not be fun.

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Use it in a sentence!


Nobody wanted to talk to the sialoquent guy sitting by himself.




But where did it come from!


The word sialoquent stems from a Greek word, sialon (noun), which means saliva and a Latin word, loqui (adjective), which means to speak. This obscure word is rarely used and is mostly found in dictionaries and glossaries. In the 17th century, Thomas Blount - a lexicographer, defined it as an adjective meaning, “that spits much in his speech”. In 1704 however, Edward Cocker defines it as a noun meaning, “on that hawks and spits in discourse.


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Information for this post was taken from:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/words-for-things-you-wish-people-wouldnt-do/sialoquent

https://www.yourdictionary.com/sialoquent

https://www.scoop.it/topic/unused-words/p/4025401315/2014/07/29/sialoquent

 

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