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“He uses words such as floccinaucinihilipilification in parliamentary debates”

February 3, 2018 noun 1. Rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainlyas an example of one of the longest words in the English language).


April 10, 2017


In context:   In November the government customs service gave it a “green” rating, meaning all was tickety-boo.

Definition:  adjective, Chiefly British Informal. 1. fine; OK. Origin of tickety-boo – – 1935-1940First recorded in 1935-40; perhaps expressive alteration of the phrase that’s the ticket (