Just looking at this word makes me laugh. But it is a real word, at least according to Merriam-Webster, the American Heritage Dictionary, and a few other sources. And not only is this word legit–it’s been used since 1766!
Editing or writing something and can’t find a word in Merriam-Webster, American Heritage, or the Oxford English Dictionary? Don’t freak out and don’t (necessarily) delete it.
While I didn’t write this, I found it too interesting to let it slip by without sharing. So here you are!
From Merriam-Webster’s blog:
Definition: a keen or bitter taunt : a cutting gibe or rebuke often delivered in a tone of contempt or disgust
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