facetiae

[fuh-see-shee-ee]

Origin of facetiae

1520–30; < Latin, plural of facētia something witty. See facete, -ia
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facetiae

pl n
  1. humorous or witty sayings
  2. obscene or coarsely witty books

Word Origin for facetiae

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