Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/11/16 Stemwinder

Stemwinder (noun)
stemwinder or stem-winder [stem-wahyn-der]


noun
1. a stemwinding watch.
2. Older Slang.
a. something remarkable of its kind.
b. a rousing speech, especially a stirring political address.
c. a stirring orator.



Origin: 1865-70, Americanism; stem + winder

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