What word did you last look up, and why?

Recently we asked members of the Dictionary.com Facebook page a simple question: What was the last word you looked up, what was the specific issue you were trying to solve, and what were the circumstances? The results floored us. At last count, more than 450 people shared their stories. Here are a few examples:

  • “Looked up “enure/inure” for supervisor as he was unsure of meaning and I had never heard of the word.”
  • Wanderlust. I used it in conversation and the person I was with had never heard it. I decided best to check I had the meaning right!”
  • Dawdle: looking for another way to say futz.”

Now we would like to hear from you. In the comments below, tell us the most recent word you searched for, what was the piece of information that you were trying to answer, and what were you doing at the time?

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