Word of the day

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lionize (verb) – To look on or treat (a person) as a celebrity.
(lionise is the British spelling).

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “To treat (someone) as a celebrity,” 1809 (Scott), a hybrid from lion + -ize. It preserves lion in the sense of “person of note who is much sought-after” (1715), a sense said to have been extended from the lions formerly kept in the Tower of London (proverbial from late 16th century) that were objects of general curiosity that every visitor in town was taken to see.


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