Monday, July 13, 2009

Word of the Week #60

quidnunc - [KWID-nuhngk] - noun:

Definition:
One who is curious to know everything that passes; one who knows or pretends to know all that is going on; a gossip; a busybody.

Usage:
One of the staple stock characters in fiction and the movies is the quidnunc who gets the main character in trouble by watching through the blinds at the most inopportune times.

2 comments:

Deborah said...

Able to leap tall buildings, faster than a speeding train, can catch bullets in glistening teeth. Nobody has a chance.

L.T. Elliot said...

This one worries me. I may just be one of those...