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May 6, 2011
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Biblical characters who became words

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jorum

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with Anu Garg

jorum

PRONUNCIATION:
(JOHR-uhm)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A large drinking vessel or its contents.
2. A great quantity.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps after Joram, a character in the Old Testament, who took vessels of silver, gold, and brass to King David. Earliest documented use: 1730.

USAGE:
"He sought for more liquor, found it, and poured himself a big jorum."
J. Allan Dunn; Rimrock Trail; Doubleday; 1921.

See more usage examples of jorum in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
My wife and I were happy for 20 years. Then we met. -Rodney Dangerfield, comedian (1921-2004)

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