tren·​chan·​cy ˈtren-chən(t)-sē How to pronounce trenchancy (audio)
: the quality or state of being trenchant

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trenchancy was in 1866

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“Trenchancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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