verbum sap

Latin phrase
ver·​bum sap | \ ˌvər-bəm-ˈsap How to pronounce verbum sap (audio) \

Definition of verbum sap

: enough said used to indicate that something left unsaid may or should be inferred

First Known Use of verbum sap

1818, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verbum sap

short for New Latin verbum sapientī (sat est) "a word to the wise (is sufficient)," after Latin dictum sapientī sat est (Plautus)

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“Verbum sap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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