Word of the Week: May 22, 2023

Word of the Week: a bookish meme hosted here on Mondays in which we share a word that we find entertaining, enlightening, edifying, or just plain fun to say! Share your own word on your blog, then help me grow the meme and come share it here on mine!

This week’s word was one that popped out at me from Tara Lazar’s list of 500+ fun, cool, and interesting words. So I thought I’d share!

Of course this immediately made me think of Aladdin.

Such a fun movie!

Historically, a nawāb was a provincial governor in the Mogul Empire of India. Nabob is the English version of the word, and it was used (sometimes sarcastically) to describe someone of great wealth and prominence in the 18th century.

In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.

Spiro Agnew, speech in San Diego, California, Sep. 11, 1970

What’s your Word of the Week? Add it to the linky, then share the meme!

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