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Sep 25, 2018
This week’s theme
Tosspot words

This week’s words
spitfire
shuteye
rotgut
clutchfist
fusspot

shuteye
From L to R: Shuteyes, Shuteye
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with Anu Garg

shuteye

PRONUNCIATION:
(SHUHT-eye)

MEANING:
noun: Sleep.

ETYMOLOGY:
Describing the literal shutting of one’s eyes when sleeping. Earliest documented use: 1899.

USAGE:
“Zaifa was discreetly taking 40 winks near the edge of our boat. It was probably her first shuteye in more than 20 hours.”
Elaine Lim; An Enterprising Mother and Wife; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Jun 13, 1998.

See more usage examples of shuteye in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Aphorisms respect the wisdom of silence by disturbing it, but briefly. -Yahia Lababidi, aphorist (b. 25 Sep 1973)

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