Words at Play : Top 10 Unusually Long and Interesting Words, Vol. 1

#6: Prestidigitation

Definition:

sleight of hand

About the word:

This word conjures something grand from a simple phrase. Prestidigitation ultimately comes from the Italian word presto, meaning "quick" or "quickly," and digitus, the Latin word for finger.

So at its root, prestidigitation basically means "quick fingers."

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