[ spin-mahy-ster ]
/ ˈspɪnˌmaɪ stər /
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby spinmeister
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Example sentences from the Web for spinmeister
And which side of the journalist-spinmeister divide does Carney prefer?
He used to have Washington spinmeister Margaret Tutwiler managing the press.
British Dictionary definitions for spinmeister
/ (ˈspɪnˌmaɪstə) /
another name for spin doctor
Word Origin for spinmeister
C20: from spin (sense 23) + -meister
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