a pithy or witty remark; .
Archaic. a note on a horn, bugle, etc.
short for bon mot
(Dublin, slang) a girl or young woman, esp one’s girlfriend
(in New Zealand and formerly in Britain) Ministry of Transport (in Britain now part of the DTLR) See DTLR
(in Britain) MOT test: a compulsory annual test for all road vehicles over a certain age, which require a valid MOT certificate
“a witty saying,” 1580s, from French mot (12c.) “remark, short speech,” literally “word,” cognate of Italian motto, from Latin mutum “grunt, murmur” (see mutter). Mot juste (1912) is French, literally “exact word,” the precisely appropriate expression in some situation.
The mot juste is an expression which readers would like to buy of writers who use it, as one buys one’s neighbour’s bantam cock for the sake of hearing its voice no more. [Fowler]
[moh-sool] /moʊˈsul/ noun 1. a city in N Iraq, on the Tigris, opposite the ruins of Nineveh. /ˈməʊsəl/ noun 1. a city in N Iraq, on the River Tigris opposite the ruins of Nineveh: an important commercial centre with nearby Ayn Zalah oilfield; university. Pop: 1 236 000 (2005 est) city in northern Iraq, from […]
[mawsh-kawf-skee, -kof-] /mɔʃˈkɔf ski, -ˈkɒf-/ noun 1. Moritz [mawr-its,, mohr-its] /ˈmɔr ɪts,, ˈmoʊr ɪts/ (Show IPA), 1854–1925, Polish composer and pianist.
[yangk] /yæŋk/ noun, adjective, Informal. 1. . /jæŋk/ verb 1. to pull, jerk, or move with a sharp movement; tug noun 2. a sharp jerking movement; tug /jæŋk/ noun 1. a slang word for an American 2. (US, informal) short for Yankee v. 1822, Scottish, of unknown origin. Related: Yanked; yanking. The noun is 1818 […]
noun 1. clockwork by which the hour hand is driven from the shaft of the minute hand.