conundrum

[ kuh-nuhn-druhm ]
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noun
  1. a riddle, the answer to which involves a pun or play on words, as What is black and white and read all over? A newspaper.

  2. anything that puzzles.

Origin of conundrum

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; pseudo-Latin word of obscure origin

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conundrum

/ (kəˈnʌndrəm) /


noun
  1. a riddle, esp one whose answer makes a play on words

  2. a puzzling question or problem

Origin of conundrum

1
C16: of unknown origin

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