Playing lexicograher

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My word is gumblegloot – usually marked as “etym dub” ie the etymology of this word is somewhat dubious.

GUMBLEGLOOT is far more that dubious as far as etymology goes it is profoundly weird.

The term comes from the old icelandic “gumble” cognate with “gimble” meanting to amble along with a swaying movement. a “gloot” is one who gloats or delights on another’s misfortune. from proto-indoeuropen ” gloatenyr – to enjoy.

An example of this word in use: “Fred was a right gumblegloot as he watched the team lose to the side at the bottom of the table.”




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I am a poet, therefore I am crazy - see Shakespeare "the lunatic, the lover and the poet..." I also write plays and stories and do the press reports for my local WI. I ride a recumbent trike, a Hase Kettwiesel - I love it!

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