facetiae

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

amusing or witty remarks or writings.

Nearby words

  1. facet,
  2. facet joint,
  3. facete,
  4. facetectomy,
  5. facetely,
  6. facetious,
  7. faceup,
  8. facia,
  9. facial,
  10. facial angle

Origin of facetiae

1520–30; < Latin, plural of facētia something witty. 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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