Wiktionary:Word of the day/Archive/2019/February

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2019
← Dec 2018 Jan • Feb • Mar • Apr • May • Jun • Jul • Aug • Sep • Oct • Nov • Dec Jan 2020 →

Contents

2[edit]

Writing star.svg
Word of the day for February 2
gurrier n
  1. (Ireland (chiefly Dublin), slang, derogatory) (Originally) a street urchin; (now) a loutish young man; a ruffian.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

4[edit]

Writing star.svg
Word of the day for February 4
cachexia n
  1. (pathology) A systemic wasting of muscle tissue, with or without loss of fat mass, that accompanies a chronic disease.
PointingHand.svg Today is World Cancer Day, which is recognized by the United Nations to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

6[edit]

Writing star.svg
Word of the day for February 6
koha n
  1. (New Zealand) A Māori tradition of reciprocal giving of gifts.
  2. (New Zealand, by extension) A voluntary donation given for a service that has been provided.
PointingHand.svg Today is Waitangi Day, the national day of New Zealand.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

8[edit]

Writing star.svg
Word of the day for February 8
pipe n
  1. (music) A wind instrument consisting of a tube, often lined with holes to allow for adjustment in pitch, sounded by blowing into the tube. []
  2. A rigid tube that transports water, steam, or other fluid, as used in plumbing and numerous other applications. []
  3. (Australia, colloquial, now historical) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libellous, written on a piece of paper which was rolled up and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →

10[edit]

17[edit]

Writing star.svg
Word of the day for February 17
hobbyist n
  1. A person who is interested in an activity or a subject as a hobby.
PointingHand.svg Edward Stanley Gibbons, the British stamp dealer who founded the Stanley Gibbons company, died on this day in 1913.
← yesterday | About Word of the DayArchiveNominate a wordLeave feedback | tomorrow →