Tuesday, March 10, 2009

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Word of the Day for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

pedestrian \puh-DES-tree-uhn\, noun, adjective:

1. a person who gets about on foot; walker
2. going on foot; walking
3. without imagination; dull

You know, the fact that every morning you get a script in your mailbox, that's going to stop. All these little pedestrian, mundane things. And the cash.
-- Paul Reiser

by 1716, from Latin pedester/pedestris "plain, prosaic," from pedes "one who goes on foot," from pes/pedis "foot." Meaning "going on foot" is first attested 1742; the noun meaning "walker" is c 1770.

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