noun count·er·word \ˈkau̇ntə(r)+ˌ-\

Definition of counterword

  1. :  a word that has a broad and vague range of meaning through widespread use in many markedly different situations (as case, awfully, fix, job, payoff)

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Origin and Etymology of counterword

1counter (object used in reckoning) + word

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to cast off or become cast off

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