Word of the day

The word for today is…

conundrum (noun) – 1. A riddle in which a fanciful question is answered by a pun.
2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1590s, Oxford University slang for “pedant,” also “whim,” etc., later (1790) “riddle, puzzle.” Also spelled quonundrum. The sort of ponderous pseudo-Latin word that was once the height of humour in learned circles.

 


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