Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 12/04/15 Winkle

Winkle (noun, verb)
winkle [wing-kuh l] British


noun
1. any of various marine gastropods; periwinkle.

verb (used with object), winkled, winkling.
2. Informal. to pry (something) out of a place, as winkle meat is dug out of its shell with a pin (usually followed by out).

Origin: 1575-85; short for periwinkle

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