Word Of The Week

zephyr[ˈzefər]

NOUN

zephyrs (plural noun) literarya soft gentle breeze.synonyms:gentle wind · breath of wind · puff of air · current of air · flurry of air · gust · blow · light air · cat’s paw

historicala fine cotton gingham.a very light article of clothing.

ORIGINlate

Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greekzephuros‘(god of the) west wind’.

Sense 1 dates from the late 17th century.

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