Main Entry: eaves·drop
Function: intransitive verb
Etymology: probably back-formation from eavesdropper, literally, one standing under the drip from the eaves
: to listen secretly to what is said in private
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No worries! I was being a bit of a grump, as well as a klutz yesterday, so sorry if I came across cross. On a quick look up, I noticed that klutz has different meanings in Yiddish and German. I have not had the time to do any more research.
Thanks for the definition. I am aware of the meaning, I am just pointing out that this is an odd word with possibly an interesting history. If I am unsure of a definition, I do have Webster's bookmarked, but again, thanks for your 'help'.
I was curious, since my thesaurus wouldn't give me any suggestions, if this was a real word. It's origin is interesting to me. Webster has it listed. It appears to have 'evolved' from lesser education. When asking if snuck was a real word, I now question the origin of the word sneak.
- Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:33 pm
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I found this site in my quest for definitions of words that pop into my head. I love words, language and communiction. I have a daily journal that I have my own 'word of the day'. It is usually something that just pops into my head or that I've heard or spoken recently. Today, my word of the day was...