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Dec 24, 2013
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
lickspittle
tosspot
milksop
hayseed
gadabout

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tosspot

PRONUNCIATION:
(TOS-pot)

MEANING:
noun: 1. A drunkard. 2. An idiot.

ETYMOLOGY:
From the phrase to toss off (to drink rapidly). Earliest documented use: 1568.

USAGE:
"It's like a cast of tosspots who don't know their limit and then get into a car."
Tim Goodman: Television; The San Francisco Chronicle; Nov 2, 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. -Voltaire, philosopher and writer (1694-1778)

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