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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The first known use of sir-reverence was in 1575

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“Sir-reverence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sir-reverence. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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