avoirdupois was our Word of the Day on 02/07/2007. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of avoirdupois in a Sentence
the coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois
told his patient that he had to do something about his unhealthy avoirdupois and that exercising would be a good start
Recent Examples of avoirdupois from the Web
McCormick was a member of the Jolly Fat Men’s Club, a fraternal group that celebrated avoirdupois.
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Origin and Etymology of avoirdupois
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of avoirdupois
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