[ puhd-l-juhm-per ]
/ ˈpʌd lˌdʒʌm pər /
a light plane, especially one traveling only short distances or making many stops.
an old, rickety automobile; flivver.
Math vs. MathsBoth math and maths are short for the word mathematics. Math is the preferred term in the United States and Canada. Maths is the preferred term in England, Australia, and most other English-speaking places.
Foxy, Catty, Fishy: Are These Traits For Animals Or Humans?Catty It seems horribly unfair to adorable cats that catty is a human descriptor meaning “devious or spiteful” (and usually in reference to female behavior). What gives? The word cat has been around since the year 700. But then, in the Middle Ages, cat became one of the many offensive terms against women and was slang for “prostitute.” The association might have been made because …
- pudding stone,
- pudding-pipe tree,
- pudendal artery,
- pudendal canal
Origin of puddle-jumper
First recorded in 1930–35; humorously so called because it is used on routes that include stopovers in small, insignificant places
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