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Etymology is the history of the origin of words and phrases.

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Are the noun "badger", naming an animal, and the verb "to badger", describing the behavior of a person, related etymologically? Does the meaning of one come directly from the other? What about the wo …
asked Apr 26 '11 by Josh Caswell
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Succotash, from Narragansett msíckquatash, literally meaning "boiled corn", now usually a stew or casserole of lima beans, corn, and bell peppers.
answered May 1 '11 by Josh Caswell
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Where does the phrase "egg on my face" come from, and what is its meaning?
asked May 3 '11 by Josh Caswell