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murgeon

mur·geon
M m

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [mur-juh n]
    • /ˈmɜr dʒən/
    • /mˈɜːdʒən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mur-juh n]
    • /ˈmɜr dʒən/

Definitions of murgeon word

  • noun murgeon a grimace; a wry face. 1
  • noun murgeon an area of dirt or wet soil 0
  • noun murgeon old cement or mortar, esp when used as manure 0
  • noun murgeon a grimace 0
  • noun murgeon a contortion of the body 0
  • verb murgeon to grimace 0

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Origin of murgeon

First appearance:

before 1490
One of the 26% oldest English words
First recorded in 1490-1500; origin uncertain

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Murgeon

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

murgeon popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 43% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

murgeon usage trend in Literature

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