blivit

or bliv·et

[ bliv-it ]
/ ˈblɪv ɪt /

noun Slang.

something annoying, ridiculous, or useless.
something for which one cannot find a word; something difficult to name.
an unpleasant or unsolvable situation or problem.

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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of blivit

1940–45; of uncertain origin, perhaps originally Australian and borrowed by American airmen during World War II
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