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annus horribilis

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noun, an·nus hor·ri·bi·lis \ˈa-nəs-hȯr-ˈi-bə-ləs, ˈä-\

Definition of annus horribilis

plural anni horribilesplay \ˈa-ˌnī-hȯr-ˈi-bə-ˌlēz, ˈä-\

  1. :  a disastrous or unfortunate year



Origin of annus horribilis

New Latin, literally, horrible year


First Known Use: 1983


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