expectant

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Word of the Day
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expectant

Pronunciation /ɪkˈspɛkt(ə)nt/ /ɛkˈspɛkt(ə)nt/
adjective
1 Having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good.
1.1 attributive – Used to describe a pregnant woman or a man who is about to become a father.

Origin
Late Middle English from Latin exspectant- ‘expecting’, from the verb exspectare (see expect).

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For several hours, Pete was nervously expectant, waiting for the word of the day to be published.

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