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Oct. 30th, 2014 | 07:00 pm

Some new words for your delight, from the list of Words That Don't Exist But Should™:

duogamous /ˈdu.oʊˌɡəməs/, /ˈdju.oʊˌɡəməs/ adj
Polygamous with two partners.
quarryette /ˌkwɒriˈɛt/ n
A small quarry.
pickpocketeer /ˌpɪkpɒkɪtˈɪɹ/ n
Someone who pickpockets; a pickpocket.

The first one I've seen in use on the Internet; the second one is due to moth_wingthane; and the third one popped into the head of yours truly.

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from: schnee
date: Nov. 2nd, 2014 10:50 am (UTC)

Oh, wasn't it the other way around? I've been told in the past that "burglarize" is actually the oldest word — and that "burglar" was arrived from it, and only then "burgle" from that. (Whether this is true I don't know.)

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