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December 4, 2023

Word of the Day: Avoirdupois

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Word of the Day
: December 4, 2023

\av-er-duh-POYZ\ noun

What It Means

Avoirdupois is synonymous with weight and heaviness, especially as related to the body. It also refers to the series of units of weight based on the pound of 16 ounces and the ounce of 16 drams.

// The coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois.

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