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Oct 23, 2015
This week’s theme
Words derived from Dutch

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hogen-mogen
toenadering
poppycock
sooterkin
brabble

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brabble

PRONUNCIATION:
(BRAB-uhl)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To argue over petty matters.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle Dutch brabbelen (to quarrel or jabber). Earliest documented use: 1500.

USAGE:
“One can’t help but compare Sr. Toni’s written brabbling on the one hand, with the actual deeds of the brave Christian women who put their lives on the line in Afghanistan on the other hand.”
Joseph P. Zwack; Transfer of Power Not Peaceful; Telegraph-Herald (Dubuque, Iowa); Jan 17, 2002.

See more usage examples of brabble in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. -Emily Kimbrough, author and broadcaster (23 Oct 1899-1989)

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