'Gist' — Video Word of the Day 1/30/2020

Learn the meaning and history of 'gist' in our video series with TIME


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Our Word of the Day for January 30, 2020 is gist, a noun meaning "the main point or part."

Presented as part of the Merriam-Webster and TIME Word of the Day partnership.

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