circumbendibus

[ sur-kuh m-ben-duh-buh s ]
/ ˌsɜr kəmˈbɛn də bəs /

noun, plural cir·cum·bend·i·bus·es. Informal.

a roundabout way; circumlocution.

Nearby words

  1. circum.,
  2. circumambient,
  3. circumambulate,
  4. circumanal gland,
  5. circumbasal,
  6. circumcenter,
  7. circumcircle,
  8. circumcise,
  9. circumcision,
  10. circumcolumnar

Origin of circumbendibus

1675–85; circum- + bend1 + Latin -ibus ablative plural ending

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British Dictionary definitions for circumbendibus

circumbendibus

/ (ˌsɜːkəmˈbɛndɪbəs) /

noun

jocular a circumlocution

Word Origin for circumbendibus

C17: coined from circum- + bend 1, with a pseudo-Latin ending

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