Mar 12, 201 A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg



MEANING: noun: An advocate of extending the right to vote, especially to women.
Via French from Latin suffragium (voting tablet, right to vote). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhreg- (to break) that also gave us break, breach, fraction, fragile, fractal, infringe, irrefragable, and fractious. Suffrage? Remember, a broken piece of tile was used as a ballot in the past. Earliest documented use: 1822.
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stuffragist - a dealer in rags suitable for stuffing