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August 3rd, 2019

Word of the Day 08/03/19 Svengali

Svengali (noun)
Svengali [ sven-gah-lee, sfen- ]


noun
1. a person who completely dominates another, usually with selfish or sinister motives.

Origin:  First recorded in 1940–45; after the evil hypnotist of the same name in the novel Trilby (1894) by George Du Maurier

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