annus horribilis

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

Definition of annus horribilis


anni horribiles

play \ˈa-ˌnī-hȯr-ˈi-bə-ˌlēz, ˈä-\
  1. :  a disastrous or unfortunate year

Origin and Etymology of annus horribilis

New Latin, literally, horrible year

First Known Use: 1890

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