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THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of flunk

1815–25, Americanism; perhaps akin to flinch1, funk1

OTHER WORDS FROM flunk

un·flunked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flunk

flunk
/ (flʌŋk) informal, mainly US, Canadian and NZ /

verb

to fail or cause to fail to reach the required standard in (an examination, course, etc)
(intr foll by out) to be dismissed from a school or college through failure in examinations

noun

a low grade below the pass standard

Word Origin for flunk

C19: perhaps from flinch 1 + funk 1
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