PRONUNCIATION: (oh-puhn SAYS-uh-mee)

MEANING: noun: Something that is an easy and effective way to bring out a desired result, gain access, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: From the phrase “Open sesame” that opened the door to the robbers’ cave in the story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves”. Earliest documented use: 1722.

OPEN BESAME - French kiss

OPEN-SEA ME - I'm a completely different person on a boat

OPENS E-NAME - I'm researching the meaning of your hashtag