Sunday, February 15, 2009

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Word of the Day for Sunday, February 15, 2009

pinchbeck \PINCH-bek\, noun, adjective:

1. an alloy of zinc and copper used to imitate gold in jewelry-making; by extension, something counterfeit; an imitation
2. not genuine; fake

Watch out for the pinchbeck on the auction site.
We laughed at the pinchbeck heroism in the movie.

by 1734, named for Christopher Pinchbeck (c1670-1732), London watchmaker, who developed the alloy

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