MEANING: noun: A long and dull passage in a work of literature.

ETYMOLOGY: From French longueur (length), from Latin longus (long). Ultimately from the Indo-European root del- (long), which also gave us lounge, lunge, linger, longitude, long, belong, and along. Earliest documented use: 1791.


LONGUEUE - World's Longest Pigtail

TONGUEUR - an adept trumpet-player (Honi soit qui mal y pense)

LONQUEUR - a very tall glass of cognac