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trade-last (TRAYD-last) noun
A compliment that a person has heard and offers to repeat to the one complimented in exchange for a compliment made about oneself.
[From trade + last.]
"A voluptuous brunette in a rose-pink dress and diamonds dragged her down
to the arm of her rocker.
"`I have a trade-last for you, Ida,' she said. `Mrs. Mallard is in the
library, discussing our club, and I heard mother say something awfully
nice about you.'
This week's theme: miscellaneous words.
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. -Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer and orator (1833-1899)
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