Word of the Day: oubliette

ou·bli·ette noun \ˌü-blē-ˈet\:  a dungeon with an opening only at the top

Origin of OUBLIETTE

French, from Middle French, from oublier to forget, from Old French oblier, from Vulgar Latin *oblitare, frequentative of Latin oblivisci to forget  — more at oblivion

First Known Use: 1819

Definition source: http://www.merriam-webster.com

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