/ (ˌæbəˈnɛθɪ) /
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Word Origin for abernethy
C19: perhaps named after Dr. John Abernethy (1764–1831), English surgeon interested in diet
Words nearby abernethy
Aberdeen terrier, aberdevine, Aberdonian, Aberfan, Abernathy, abernethy, aberrant, aberration, Aberystwyth, ab esse, abessive
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How to use abernethy in a sentence
But, once upon a time, a certain rich miser conceived the design of sponging upon this Abernethy for a medical opinion.
Dr. Abernethy was annoyed by a lady needlessly consulting him about her tongue.
And so he went steadily on, till he had thrown Abernethy into convulsions of laughter.Clergymen and Doctors|Anonymous
Abernethy had remembered them by hearing the gentleman recite them but once!
You cant be at Bedford Row (where Abernethy resided) at nine, then?