chafewax

noun

chafe·​wax
ˈchāfˌwaks
variants or chaffwax
-af-
: the holder of a now abolished English chancery office whose duty was to prepare wax for sealing documents

Word History

Etymology

chafe entry 1 (to heat) + wax; translation of French chauffe-cire

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“Chafewax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chafewax. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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