Thursday, April 08, 2004
bailiwick noun [BAY-luh-wik] A person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
Definitions for bailiwick
- A person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
- The office or district of a bailiff.
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Citations for bailiwick
I'll give it a try, but this is not my bailiwick.
He "professed ignorance, as of something outside my bailiwick."
Origin of bailiwick
Bailiwick comes from Middle English baillifwik, from baillif, "bailiff" (ultimately from Latin bajulus, "porter, carrier") + wik, "town," from Old English wic, from Latin vicus, "village."