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Antimatter Man
Join Date: May 2004
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2011-03-21, 21:11

Originally Posted by addabox View Post
egrote: to feign an illness to avoid work. Use it wisely.
Hmmmmm... Wordnik comments dispute
Not a genuine word. Given in Bailey's dictionary (1721-61), and egroting "feigned illness" in other 18th-century lists, but no actual uses are known to the OED.

From Latin aegrot- "be ill" from aeger "ill". Universities may allow an aegrotat "sick note".
but I once had a real aegrotat usage, so...

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