Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Oddball Word of the Day

whiffler (HWIF-lur) n. 1) a person who frequently shifts his opinions, interests, etc.; a person who vacillates or is evasive in an argument; 2) an attendant, usually carrying a staff or sword, formerly employed to clear the way for a procession

(from the guide to MMMW, edited by Laurence Urdang)

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