etymologize

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verb et·y·mol·o·gize \-ˌjīz\

Definition of etymologize

etymologized

etymologizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to discover, formulate, or state an etymology for

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to study or formulate etymologies

Circa 1530

First Known Use of etymologize

circa 1530


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