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Jun 4, 2013
This week's theme
Words that appear to be misspellings

This week's words
calyculus
swoopstake
theocrasy
agrement
jargoon

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swoopstake

PRONUNCIATION:
(SWOOP-stayk)

MEANING:
adverb: In an indiscriminate manner.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of sweepstake, from sweep + stake, originally referring to the winner who takes all. Earliest documented use: 1599.

USAGE:
"I replied by falling swoopstake and cropneck* in love with them all, damn it, them all."
Kathleen Tynan; Tynan Letters; Vintage; 2012.
* completely

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