Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
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(Very late) Friday word: Bezonian

Greetings, everyone.

Apologies for my prolonged and unannounced absence. I will try to avoid such in the future.

Many thanks to everyone for posting and commenting to keep this community alive.

And now, here's a word from one of the Merriam-Webster Online quizzes:
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bezonian n., sometimes capitalized
be·​zo·​ni·​an | \ bə-ˈzō-nē-ən, bē-, -nyən\

1 archaic : a military recruit
2 archaic : a mean dishonest person : scoundrel

Etymology

modification (influenced by English -ian) of Italian bisogno recruit from Spain, literally, need, from Medieval Latin bisonium

Tags: archaic, b, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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