pistle

n.

"letter," Old English pistol, a shortening of epistol, from Latin epistola (see epistle).


Nearby words

  1. pistachio green,
  2. pistareen,
  3. piste,
  4. pistil,
  5. pistillate,
  6. pistoia,
  7. pistol,
  8. pistol grip,
  9. pistol-handle knife,
  10. pistol-whip

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper