Thursday, July 16, 2009

It May be Illegal, but it's a Cute (and Funny) Word


funny word of the day: smuggle

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

smug·gle
Pronunciation:
\ˈsmə-gəl\
Function:
verb
Inflected Form(s):
smug·gled; smug·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology:
Low German smuggeln & Dutch smokkelen
Date:
1687
transitive verb 1 : to import or export secretly contrary to the law and especially without paying duties imposed by law 2 : to convey or introduce surreptitiously intransitive verb : to import or export something in violation of the customs laws
— smug·gler \ˈsmə-glər\ noun

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