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3 comments on this post.
  1. Samuel:

    Please friends what is the word “hackneyed” and how do I use it in a sentence

  2. Dave:

    Not wishing to steal the thunder from the site, but –

    Hackneyed derives from hackney, which was the lowest grade of riding horse in the medieval parlance – kind of the equivalent of a “beater car” and barely above a pack horse.

    Hackneyed, therefore, means stale, lacking in originality or spirit, tired and over-used.

  3. john:

    thank you for an answer to the word grocer. i ran across it reading The story of civilization, volume 9, The age of Voltaire by Will and Ariel Durant. i then went looking for confirmation online and was surprised at how many sites got it wrong. ty word detective.

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