n.A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
n.[OE. jobbernoule, fr. jobarde a stupid fellow; cf. E. noll.]
[fr. Nike, the Greek goddess of victory + hedoné, pleasure] the pleasure derived from anticipating success
[fr. L. quid nunc, what now] nonce-word curiosity, love of news or gossip (also quid-nunc-ism)
"When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'." — Groucho Marx
Vocabulary Time Part 3
It is vocabulary time again. Here is part one and part two.
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I'd heard "quidnunc" before someplace (Latin "quid nunc?" = "what now?").
Latin is a big influence- learn that and you know the keys to so many words.
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