A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
CHARADE
[noun]
1. an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.
2. a readily perceived pretense; a travesty.
3. charades: a game in which the players are typically divided into two teams, members of which take turns at acting out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., which the members of their own team must guess.
4. a word or phrase acted out in this game.
Etymology: French, probably from Provençal charrado, chat, from charra, to chat, chatter, perhaps from Italian ciarlare.
[Wieslaw Walkuski]

CHARADE

[noun]

1. an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.

2. a readily perceived pretense; a travesty.

3. charades: a game in which the players are typically divided into two teams, members of which take turns at acting out in pantomime a word, phrase, title, etc., which the members of their own team must guess.

4. a word or phrase acted out in this game.

Etymology: French, probably from Provençal charrado, chat, from charra, to chat, chatter, perhaps from Italian ciarlare.

[Wieslaw Walkuski]

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