Wordsmith.Org


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


A.Word.A.Day--navvy

    Do you wish to receive A.Word.A.Day in your mailbox every day? Subscribe here.

Pronunciation: WAV or RealAudio

navvy (NAV-ee) noun

Chiefly British. A laborer, especially one employed in construction or excavation projects.

[Short for navigator, canal laborer (obsolete).]

"That includes Jack Firebrace, a London navvy who helped dig the deepest of the London underground lines, the Central." Uzanne Ruta, Life During Wartime, Newsday, 11 Feb 1996.

This week's theme: Words with slightly different spellings from some everyday words.

X-Bonus

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future. -Sydney J. Harris


Sign-up:  

Subscribe  
Gift Subscription  
Address Change  
Unsubscribe  

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith