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Word of the day: Quisquous

Quisquous

[KWIS-kwəs]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Scottish, late 17th century

1.Hard to deal with; dubious; of people: having a character difficult to assess.

Examples of quisquous in a sentence

"I wanted to trust him, but I also knew that he had a quisquous reputation."

"She tried to be patient, but she knew that her friend was quisquous."

About Quisquous

While we know that "quisquous" is a Scottish word that first came into use around the late 17th century, its exact origins are uncertain. It could possibly originate from the Latin word "quisquis," which means "whoever."

Did you Know?

Quisquous characters have long been referred to as tricksters in mythology; the coyote (in Indigenous cultures), the fox (in East Asian cultures), Anansi (the spider god of West Africa), and Loki (a Norse god) are all viewed as tricksters.

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