MEANING: adjective: Hard to understand; obscure.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin abstrudere (to hide), from ab- (away) + trudere (to push). Ultimately from the Indo-European root treud- (to squeeze), which also gave us extrude, intrude, threat, and thrust. Earliest documented use: 1549.

ABS TRUSS - one way to deal with the hernia above our navel

ABS TRUST - ... I'll put money on how many sit-ups I can do!

ABUT RUSE - scam involving your next-door neighbor