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Apr 19, 2013
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Words coined after proper names

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lazy Susan

lazy Susan
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lazy Susan

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAY-zee SOO-zuhn)

MEANING:
noun: A revolving tray used for serving food, or a similar structure used to keep objects within easy reach.

ETYMOLOGY:
It's not clear who the eponymous Susan in this term was. Earliest documented use: 1917.

USAGE:
"Lang Lang ate more than anyone, spinning the lazy Susan at the center of the table and scooping off."
David Remnick; The Olympian; The New Yorker; Aug 4, 2008.

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

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. -Leo Tolstoy, novelist and philosopher (1828-1910)

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