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

Origin and Etymology of sir-reverence

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

First Known Use: 1575

in the meaning defined at sense 1


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