Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 02/17/17 Whiffler

Whiffler (noun)
whiffler [hwif-ler, wif-]


noun
1. a person who frequently shifts opinions, attitudes, interests, etc.
2. a person who is vacillating or evasive in an argument.

Origin: 1600-10; whiffle + -er

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Whiffler (noun)
whiffler [hwif-ler, wif-]


noun, History/Historical.
1. an attendant who clears the way for a procession.

Origin: 1530-40; earlier wiffler armed attendant, equivalent to wiffle (variant of Middle English wifle, Old English wifel battle-ax) + -er

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