Trending: β€˜latigo’

Lookups spiked 30,000% on December 2nd, 2018

Why are people looking up latigo?

Latigo hitched up its pants, spat on its hands and saddled its horse, and rode to the top of our lookups on December 2nd, 2018, after making a guest appearance in a Garth Brooks concert, which was televised on CBS.

What does latigo mean?

A latigo is "a long strap on a saddletree of a western saddle to adjust the cinch."

Where does latigo come from?

The word is most commonly found in the Western United States. It comes from the Spanish lΓ‘tigo ("whip"), and has been in English use since the late 19th century.

What is notable about this use of latigo?

Latigo may be pluralized as either latigos or latigoes.

Trend Watch is a data-driven report on words people are looking up at much higher search rates than normal. While most trends can be traced back to the news or popular culture, our focus is on the lookup data rather than the events themselves.

Challenging Standardized Test Words

  • high school student holding a pencil leaning over a sat test
  • Despite the cacophony, the student tried to study.
Name That Thing

You know what it looks like… but what is it called?

Play Blossom: Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

You can make only 12 words. Pick the best ones!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!