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facetiae

[ fuh-see-shee-ee ]
/ fəˈsi ʃiˌi /
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plural noun

amusing or witty remarks or writings.
Older Use. pornographic books or other writings.

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Origin of facetiae

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin, plural of facētia “something witty, a joke”; see facete, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for facetiae

facetiae
/ (fəˈsiːʃɪˌiː) /

pl n

humorous or witty sayings
obscene or coarsely witty books

Word Origin for facetiae

C17: from Latin: jests, plural of facētia witticism, from facētus elegant
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