Grandiloquent Words – The New York Times

Hornswoggle: To deceive or cheat. “Hornswoggle” fits right into the kind of frontier speech caricatured by Yosemite Sam, but outside its association with the cartoon gunslinger there is almost no information on the word. OED describes it as “probably fanciful,” meaning it may have been made up. Hornswoggle also happens to be the name of…

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