noun regional impromptu rope swing typically used to swing from shore out over a lake. Origin 1930s – Shortened from “Tarzan swing” which derived from […] Read More


/ˈməːmeɪd/ noun A mythical sea creature with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail of a fish, conventionally depicted as beautiful and […] Read More


/ˌärɡəlˈbärɡəl//ˌɑrɡəlˈbɑrɡəl/ noun 1 Copious but meaningless talk or writing; nonsense. 2 another term for argy-bargy Origin Early 19th century: reduplication of dialect argle, a late […] Read More


/speɪ/ verb [with object] Sterilize (a female animal) by removing the ovaries. Origin Late Middle English: shortening of Old French espeer ‘cut with a sword’, […] Read More