Word of the day

The word for today is…

nostrum (noun) – 1. A medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy.
2. A favourite but usually ineffective remedy for problems or evils.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “quack medicine,” circa 1600, from Latin nostrum remedium “our remedy,” presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster “our,” from nos “we,” from PIE *nos.

 


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