Origin of conundrum
Examples from the Web for conundrum
This Fourth of July conundrum was addressed all the way back in 1907, in the esteemed medical journal JAMA.
The Burger Chef conundrum leads to another poignant exchange between the two lost souls.
Compounding the conundrum further is the fact that many cellphones allow direct access to information in remote cloud storage.Can Government Call the Shots on Cellphone Privacy?|Aziz Huq|April 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The result is a conundrum for the Republican Party where there is no clear middle ground.Even a Path to Citizenship for Military Volunteers Is Too Much for House Republicans|Ben Jacobs|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This conundrum is referred to with the awful acronym of DURC, for “dual use research of concern.”
That was a conundrum, and Matt had no time to give to conundrums just then.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear|Stanley R. Matthews
You surely remember the conundrum about a cold chop and a hot steak.The Four Corners Abroad|Amy Ella Blanchard
The opinions of the day are often more clearly expressed in a conundrum than in an essay.The Handbook of Conundrums|Edith B. Ordway
Is this a conundrum or blather, invented to hide your ignominy in a cloud of words?The Invader|Margaret L. Woods
But there was no satisfactory answer to that conundrum and he went back to his books.Center Rush Rowland|Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for conundrum
Word Origin for conundrum
Word Origin and History for conundrum
1590s, Oxford University slang for "pedant," also "whim," etc., later (1790) "riddle, puzzle." Also spelled quonundrum. The sort of ponderous pseudo-Latin word that was once the height of humor in learned circles.