sir-reverence

noun

Definition of sir-reverence 

1 obsolete used as an expression of apology before a statement that might be taken as offensive

2 obsolete : human feces also : a lump of human feces

First Known Use of sir-reverence

1575, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sir-reverence

probably alteration of save-reverence, translation of Medieval Latin salva reverentia with all respect, literally, saving (your) reverence

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