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Friday word: Guetapens

guetapens
noun guet·a·pens \ ¦getə¦päⁿ \

plural guetapens \-äⁿ(z)\
: ambush, snare, trap

Example:

a trick to lure him into some guetapens —Rafael Sabatini

Etymology

French guet-apens, from Middle French, from de guet apens with premeditation, alteration of de guet apensé

(from one of the Merriam-Webster spelling bee quizzes, this was the top word in the National Spelling Bee a few years ago, according to the quiz)
Tags: french, g, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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