obit

noun
\ ō-ˈbit How to pronounce obit (audio) , ˈō-bət, especially British ˈä-bit How to pronounce obit (audio) \

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she reads the obits as soon as she gets her morning paper
Recent Examples on the Web As a postscript to colleague Matt Kawahara’s excellent obit, here’s the starting defensive unit of the Oakland team that defeated Minnesota 32-14 in the Super Bowl of Jan. 9, 1977: Defensive ends: John Matuszak and Otis Sistrunk. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Is Bochy coming out of retirement? He just might like the simple life," 25 Oct. 2019 Refer to funeral home website for full obit www.holtwoodburyfh.com. courant.com, "Jack P. Davis," 13 Sep. 2019 An artist's history at the AMAs is rarely mentioned in obits. Paul Grein, Billboard, "15 Ways the Grammys & American Music Awards Differ From Each Other," 12 Nov. 2019 But on the social media the newspaper has been blasted for a terrible web headline on its obit of al-Baghdadi. Brian Stelter, CNN, "A single weekend showcases the Trump presidency's highs and lows," 27 Oct. 2019 Also, the obit incorrectly reported her alma mater. BostonGlobe.com, "For the record - The Boston Globe," 1 Oct. 2019 My friend told me that my obit started a new category called Joe-bituaries. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "The Best Obituary Ever, and the Wacky Funeral That Followed," 15 Sep. 2019 Laced with bawdy humor, the irreverent but loving obit captured Heller’s highly inappropriate nature and his golden heart, friends who filled the fire station for a celebration of his life on Thursday evening said. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "After his obituary went viral, Joe Heller remembered as ‘the most inappropriate guy with the biggest heart’," 14 Sep. 2019 My friend told me that my obit started a new category called Joe-bituaries. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "The Best Obituary Ever, and the Wacky Funeral That Followed," 15 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of obit

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for obit

in part short for obituary, in part continuing Middle English obit "death, record of a death date, religious service marking a death anniversary," borrowed from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French, borrowed from Medieval Latin obitus, going back to Latin, "approach, encounter, death, setting of a heavenly body," from obi-, stem of obīre "to meet with, visit, meet one's death, die" (from ob- "toward, facing" + īre "to go") + -tus, suffix of action nouns — more at ob-, issue entry 1

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The first known use of obit was in the 15th century

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8 Dec 2019

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“Obit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obit. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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