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sir–reverence

noun

Definition of sir–reverence

  1. 1 obsolete —used as an expression of apology before a statement that might be taken as offensive

  2. 2 obsolete :  human feces; also :  a lump of human feces



Origin of sir–reverence

probably alteration of save-reverence, translation of Medieval Latin salva reverentia with all respect, literally, saving (your) reverence


First Known Use: 1575


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