Good evening and welcome to Word of the Day! A journey through the English vocabulary and the words that piqued my interest, in WotD we'll be learning a new word for each working day of the week, bar holidays, unless there's a holiday special...
Today's word is:
- A person, thing, or circumstance causing inconvenience or annoyance : an unreasonable landlord could become a nuisance | I hope you're not going to make a nuisance of yourself.
- (also private nuisance) Law an unlawful interference with the use and enjoyment of a person's land.
- Law (Public Nuisance): an act, condition, or thing that is illegal because it interferes with the rights of the public generally.
ORIGIN: late Middle English (in the sense [injury, hurt] ): from Old French, 'hurt,' from the verb nuire, from Latin nocere 'to harm.'
For those who haven't noticed I love French, and as a consequence the words in English with a Gallic origin :3 So last night, I was talking to TUT about languages and some other silly stuff when the word came into the conversation... I immediately told him "Ohhh I love 'Nuisance' it's such a French word!"