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Aug 7, 2018
This week’s theme
Words related to veggies

This week’s words
olive branch
cabbage
pea-brained
mushroom
couch potato

cabbage
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with Anu Garg

cabbage

PRONUNCIATION:
(KAB-ij)

MEANING:
noun:1. Money, especially in the form of bills.
 2. A stupid or mentally impaired person.
 3. A term of endearment.
 4. Scraps remaining from a fabric that has been used to make a garment.
verb tr., intr.:1. To get intoxicated.
 2. To steal or pilfer.
 3. To plagiarize.

ETYMOLOGY:
For noun 4 & verb 2, 3: Of uncertain origin. Perhaps an alteration of the word garbage. Earliest documented use: 1703.
For everything else: From Anglo-Norman kaboche (head), from Latin caput (head). Earliest documented use: 1391.

USAGE:
“‘You have my cabbage?’ asked the muscle man.”
Bowie Ibarra; Down the Road: The Fall of Austin; Permuted Press; 2011.

“‘Good morning, my little Cabbage!’ Canuck said.”
J.T. James; Strong at the Broken Places; Xlibris; 2016.

“[The women were] judging by the bottles and glasses on the table, well on their way to being cabbaged.”
Joss Wood; Her Boss by Day; Mills & Boon; 2015.

“What you will see next is not completely my own work. ... I must tell you that I have cabbaged some of the better suggestions here from a show I saw.”
From This Place to That; Messenger Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky); Dec 14, 2011.

See more usage examples of cabbage in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Those who believe without reason cannot be convinced by reason. -James Randi, magician and skeptic (b. 7 Aug 1928)

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