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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A drunkard, idler, or self-indulgent person.
Apparently referring to one who makes rounds of bars or downs many rounds of drinks. From Latin rotundus (round), from rota (wheel). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ret- (to run or to roll), which also gave us rodeo, rotunda, rotate, rotary, roulette, orotund, rondeau, and rotund. Earliest documented use: 1854.
“There are people on King Street, rounders and workers alike, moving briskly along the neat sidewalk.”
Bill Dunphy; Take Care in the Core; The Spectator (Hamilton, Canada); Jan 10, 2002.
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