etymologize

verb
et·​y·​mol·​o·​gize | \ ˌe-tə-ˈmä-lə-ˌjīz How to pronounce etymologize (audio) \
etymologized; etymologizing

Definition of etymologize

transitive verb

: to discover, formulate, or state an etymology for

intransitive verb

: to study or formulate etymologies

First Known Use of etymologize

1532, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Etymologize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/etymologize. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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