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Sep 7, 2018
This week’s theme
Words coined by rhyming slang

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raspberry
titfer
oscar
boracic
scooby

Scooby
Scooby-Doo
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with Anu Garg

scooby

PRONUNCIATION:
(SKOO-bee)

MEANING:
noun: Clue.

ETYMOLOGY:
Rhyming slang, Scooby-Doo ⇨ clue. Scooby-Doo is a dog in television series and films. Earliest documented use: 1993.

USAGE:
“‘But it was just a guess. I don’t actually have a scooby,’ the employee added.”
David A. Fahrenthold; Time Magazine Cover Hanging at Trump Golf Clubs Is a Fake; The Washington Post; Jun 28, 2017.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. -Edith Sitwell, poet (7 Sep 1887-1964)

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