Dringle

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Watermark left on furniture, caused by condensation of liquid.

Related Origin

Consider the English suffix “le”; when with verbs it marks a repetition, sometimes even annoying- prattle, tickle, dribble or scribble. When with nouns, it is a diminutive mark- hovel, treddle or runnel. When with adjectives, this suffix also marks smallness, things of minor importance, such as fickle, nimble, little or brittle.

So we have this great word’s ‘dring’ that so much resembles drink, followed by the suffix marking a little, not important yet annoying happening. Brilliant, as a dringle is exactly that!

How to use dringle?

Assuming this to be an actual word, its structure allows it for a few lexical categories- a noun, a verb and maybe even an adjective, for the truly creative ones among us.

“Oh my god! Why can’t you ever use the coasters? I have to clean your dringles every five minutes!”

Or “Jesus! Can you stop dringling all over the place? Who do you think cleans it??”

Personally- I love it!

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Victoria Sheinkin is a writer, content editor, translator and chief editor for UnusedWords.com. Speaking three and a half languages, she holds two BAs from the Tel Aviv university- Communication and jounalism, English literature and linguistics.

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