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tussie-mussie

[ tuhs-ee-muhs-ee ]
/ ˈtʌs iˈmʌs i /
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noun

a small bunch of flowers or herbs.
a cone-shaped holder for a bouquet.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also called tuzzy-muzzy.

Origin of tussie-mussie

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English tusmose, tussemose; further origin uncertain

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