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word-lore

or word·lore

[ wurd-lawr, -lohr ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌlɔr, -ˌloʊr /
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noun

a study of words and derivations.
the vocabulary of a particular language and the history of its words.

QUIZZES

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On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.

Origin of word-lore

First recorded in 1865–70
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