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Dec 24, 2013This week's theme
Words to describe people
This week's words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: 1. A drunkard. 2. An idiot.
From the phrase to toss off (to drink rapidly). Earliest documented use: 1568.
"It's like a cast of tosspots who don't know their limit and then get into a car."
Tim Goodman: Television; The San Francisco Chronicle; Nov 2, 2007.
Also see, tosspot words. More examples here, here, and here.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. -Voltaire, philosopher and writer (1694-1778)
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