Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It’s a fun way to improve vocabulary by learning new words every week.
To participate, simply do a post with your word and leave the link as a comment on Heena’s WOW post for this week (above link).
I’m up to the letter W this week so I’ll be looking for a good word beginning with X
So, here is my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech:
1. Any spinning toy, such as a top
2. A carousel; a merry-go-round
3. Something that continuously whirls, spins or moves in a circular or giddy way (e.g. the whirligig of social life or a windmill)
4. A whirligig beetle (a small, black, predatory beetle which swims rapidly in circles on the surface of still or slow-moving water and dives when alarmed).
1. spinning top, humming top, whipping top, peg top,teetotum, plaything
2. merry-go-round, roundabout, fairground ride
3. (As a verb): spin, spin around, gyrate, reel, whirl, pirouette, spiral, rotate, roll, circle
4. beetle, water beetle, insect, bug
Mid-15c: a child’s toy, from whirl (v) + gig (n). Meaning (‘anything in constant motion’ from the 1580s; ‘fickle flighty person’ is from 1600; a type of water beetle from 1713.
Use in a Sentence:
1. ‘Look at that whirligig up there in the sky!’ Susan said to her six year old son.
2. Doing the firm’s financial accounts left Marcia’s mind a complete whirligig.
3. It has often been said that Time is a whirligig and that all things come round again at some point, including fashions.
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