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Apr 7, 2016
This week’s theme
Blend words

This week’s words
lunkhead
clairaudience
affluential
bankster
sheeple

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with Anu Garg

bankster

PRONUNCIATION:
(BANGK-stuhr)

MEANING:
noun: A banker who engages in dishonest or illegal behavior.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of banker + gangster. From the derogatory suffix -ster which also gave us poetaster, mathematicaster, and philosophaster. Earliest documented use: 1893.

USAGE:
“So far for example, no bankster has been indicted/convicted for having a major hand in running the global economy to the ground.”
Demise of the Prevalent Political Economy; Capital (Addis Abada, Ethiopia); Mar 11, 2013.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. -William Wordsworth, poet (7 Apr 1770-1850)

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