Knowledge

/

ArcaMax

Today's Word "bombinate"

To buzz on

Published in Vocabulary

bombinate \BOM-buh-nayt\ (intransitive verb) - To buzz; to hum; to drone.

"Like his co-workers he had been somewhat stampded by Dorn's imitative faculties, faculties which enabled the former journalist to bombinate twice as loud in a void three times as great as any of his colleagues." -- Ben Hecht, 'Erik Dorn'

Bombinate is from Late Latin bombinatus, past participle of bombinare, alteration of Latin bombilare, from bombus, "a boom."


Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Social Connections

Comics

Mike Lester Brilliant Mind of Edison Lee Mike Luckovich Marvin Dilbert The Pajama Diaries