twenty-five cent word

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An uncommon word, often used in place of a more common one with the intent to appear sophisticated.
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The old man chuckled. “Well, you can bandy twenty-five cent words all you want, but— Say! we’ve never had a talk like this before, have we? [ …] ”

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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palabra de veinticinco centavos

mot de vingt-cinq cents

слово двадцать пять центов

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How to pronounce this phrase?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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