10 Common Words with Military Origins

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Is something so huge it’s ginormous? Did you have to cannibalize something else to create it or did you simply clobber it?

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  1. Thanks for posting the link to this article. I would never have suspected that words like “skedaddle” or “ginormous” came from the military, but it does seem logical. I don’t think I have ever heard the worlds “skosh” or “jamoke” before. I’m surprised I haven’t seen them in crossword puzzles.

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  2. Jamoke was new to me. I have heard skosh as “just a skosh more” since my childhood. Glad you liked it. Now that you have heard of these words, you may find them in crossword puzzles. πŸ™‚

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