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Thursday word: quomodocunquize

quomodocunquize (kwo-MOH-doh-KUN-kwaiz) - v., to make money by any means possible.

Could be by taking every odd job under the sun, hustling like mad, or using less licit means. Coined in 1652 by Thomas Urquhart from Latin quomodocunque, in whatever way, from quo modo, in what way? -- and never used again, at least going by OED citations, except in lists of obscure words and the occasional blog post using it to make a point. Thomas Urquhart's own use seems the best possible example, as he complained about:

... those quomodocunquizing clusterfists and rapacious varlets ...

Tags: latin, q, verb

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