Todays Word: “gazette”

Word: gazette

PRONUNCIATION:

(guh-ZET)

MEANING:

noun:
1. A newspaper (now mostly used in the name of newspapers, for example, the Montreal Gazette).
2. An official journal of an organization, for example, a government journal listing appointment, promotions, etc.

verb tr.:
1. To announce in an official journal.
2. To publish the appointment of someone in an official journal.

ETYMOLOGY:

From French, from Italian gazzetta (news sheet), from Venetian gazeta (a small coin), diminutive of gaza (magpie). The news sheet may have been named so because it sold for a gazeta or its content was compared to the chattering of magpies. The coin may have been named from its marking. Earliest documented use: 1607.

USAGE:

“The printing was completed last night and copies of the gazettes will be sent to the Parliament Secretariat this morning.”
Oath in a Day or Two; The Daily Star (Dhaka, Bangladesh); Jan 2, 2009.

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