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1proverb

noun prov·erb \ˈprä-ˌvərb\

: a brief popular saying (such as “Too many cooks spoil the broth”) that gives advice about how people should live or that expresses a belief that is generally thought to be true

Full Definition of PROVERB

1
:  a brief popular epigram or maxim :  adage
2
:  byword 4

Examples of PROVERB

  1. <her grandfather has a proverb for every occasion>

Origin of PROVERB

Middle English proverbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin proverbium, from pro- + verbum word — more at word
First Known Use: 14th century

2proverb

verb

Definition of PROVERB

transitive verb
1
:  to speak of proverbially
2
obsolete :  to provide with a proverb

First Known Use of PROVERB

14th century

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