Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wordlover Wednesday: Bunbury

Todays Wordlover Word is...

Bunbury (BUN-buh-ree)
Noun- An imaginary person whose name is used as an excuse to some purpose, especially to visit a place.
Earliest Documented Use- 1899
Example- "There are birds who bunbury. One of them is the blackbird."

Discover more about this word here: http://wordsmith.org/words/bunbury.html

3 comments:

  1. What a strange word! lol I've never heard of it before. :)

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  2. Hee love this! Esp because there is a blog I like with this name: Bunbury In the Stacks. :)

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