meritot

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Noun[edit]

meritot (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) A children's game of swinging on ropes or similar until dizzy.
    • Chaucer, The Miller's Tale, L662
      What eylith you, some gay gerl, God it wote / Hath brought in you thus on the meritote.

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