Word of the day

The word for today is…

cledonism (noun) – (Rare) the use of euphemisms in order to avoid the use of plain words and any misfortune associated with them.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “Avoidance of words deemed unlucky,” 1885, from Latinised form of Greek kledon “omen or presage contained in a word or sound,” also “report, rumour, tidings; fame” .

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