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carpe diem

noun car·pe di·em \ˈkär-pe-ˈdē-ˌem, -ˈdī-, -əm\

Definition of carpe diem

  1. :  the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future

Origin and Etymology of carpe diem

Latin, literally, pluck the day

First Known Use: 1817

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