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

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Word of the day for January 1
New Year's resolution n
  1. A vow that one makes on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day for the coming year.
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Word of the day for January 5
puffling n
  1. A young puffin.
PointingHand.svg Today is National Bird Day in the United States, which was started by the Avian Welfare Coalition and Born Free USA to improve the welfare of birds in captivity.
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Word of the day for January 9
cryptodepression n
  1. (geography, limnology) The portion of a lake which lies below sea level.
PointingHand.svg The cryptocurrency Bitcoin was first issued ten years ago on this day in 2009.
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Word of the day for January 10
blooper n
  1. (US, dated) A radio which interferes with other radios, causing them to bloop (squeal loudly).
  2. (informal) A blunder, an error.
  3. (baseball, slang) A fly ball that is weakly hit just over the infielders.
  4. (film, informal) A filmed or videotaped outtake that has recorded an amusing accident and/or mistake.
  5. (nautical) A gaff-rigged fore-and-aft sail set from and aft of the aftmost mast of a square-rigged ship; a spanker.
PointingHand.svg The American comedy television series Foul-Ups, Bleeps & Blunders, which featured bloopers from popular movies and TV programs, was first broadcast on this day 35 years ago in 1984.
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Word of the day for January 12
charlotte russe n
  1. A dessert of custard or whipped cream enclosed in sponge cake, often in the form of ladyfingers.
PointingHand.svg French chef Marie-Antoine Carême, who is supposed to have created the dish and named it in honour of his employer Alexander I of Russia, was born on this day in 1833.
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Word of the day for January 27
looking glass n
  1. A piece of glass with a reflective surface that one may look into to see an image of oneself; a mirror.
  2. A way into a bizarre world.
PointingHand.svg English writer and mathematician Lewis Carroll, the author of the children’s novel Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871), was born on this day in 1832.
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