Word of the Day


Pronunciation /ɡəˈzɛt/
1 usually in names A journal or newspaper.
1.1 British An official publication containing lists of government appointments and promotions and other public notices.
1.2 historical A news-sheet.

Early 17th century via French from Italian gazzetta, originally Venetian gazeta de la novità ‘a halfpennyworth of news’ (because the news-sheet sold for a gazeta, a Venetian coin of small value).


Giles gazed at the “Oldport News Times, Gazette” to little effect. He had to wait for somebody to step up to read it to him.

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