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Cassandra

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noun Cas·san·dra \kə-ˈsan-drə, -ˈsän-\

Definition of Cassandra

  1. 1 :  a daughter of Priam endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed

  2. 2 :  one that predicts misfortune or disaster



Examples of cassandra

  1. <more than one Cassandra on Wall Street had warned that the market was overdue for a major correction>



Origin of cassandra

Latin, from Greek Kassandra


First Known Use: 1542


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