WORD WIZ­ARDRY

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GUESS THE DEF­I­NI­TION: Bor­bo­ryg­mus (early 18th cen­tury) A) An in­cip­i­ent roar­ing. B) The sound of blow­ing across the mouth of a bot­tle. C) A rum­bling in the guts. An­swer below PHRASE EX­PLAINED

Pic­nic — From the 17th- cen­tury French ‘picque-nique’, used to de­scribe a group of din­ers who brought their own wine. This mor­phed into a meal in which each per­son brought food. Pic­nick­ing out­doors did not emerge un­til the 19th cen­tury.

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