ZAIM

Zaim, n. Etym: [Turk. & Ar. za'im.]

Definition: A Turkish chief who supports a mounted militia bearing the same name. Smart.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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Word of the Day

13 June 2024

WHITE

(adjective) restricted to whites only; “under segregation there were even white restrooms and white drinking fountains”; “a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization”


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Coffee Trivia

The word “coffee” entered the English language in 1582 via the Dutch “koffie,” borrowed from the Ottoman Turkish “kahve,” borrowed in turn from the Arabic “qahwah.” The Arabic word qahwah was traditionally held to refer to a type of wine.

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