Have you ever wondered what lies behind a word, not just the meaning found in a dictionary, but its history or story of how it came to be? That’s where etymology comes in.
Check out the Etymology Dictionary.
For example, take the word “gadget”, this is what it says:
“1886, gadjet (but said to date [...]
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