A Meaning-full Thread

Here’s the rules - Post a real word and your alternative meaning or etymology. Better still if the alternative definition/etymology compliments the real definition.

Here’s one I liked:

Vegetarian - (veh ji TEH ree un)(noun) 1. One who eats only vegetables. From an ancient indian word meaning “lousy hunter”.

balance - (bah lance) n. der. MM: the fulcrum between a sheep an man.

{der. MM: derived from Middle Montanian}