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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
For verb, noun 1: Probably a blend of melt + weld. Earliest documented use: 1919.
For verb, noun 2: From German melden (to announce). Earliest documented use: c. 450.
“America’s elite law firms are having a banner year. Associates, often toiling from home, have melded with their laptops. Senior partners, holed up in their second homes in the Hamptons, barely have time to enjoy the beach.”
White Shoes Are Made for Earnin’; The Economist (London, UK); Jul 17, 2021.
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