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Moonraker | Words We Caught This Week

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Moonraker: a person who comes from the English county of Wiltshire, especially a smuggler.

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/moonraker

Here’s a word we caught this week. We thought we’d share moonraker with you since we’re quite perplexed on the etymology. Perhaps it’s something to do with nighttime being the prime time for smuggling activities? Let us know if you do. Sorry to those of you from Wiltshire, I guess the county has a dark past!

Here’s an example of it in use:

She might be from Wiltshire, but it’s a bit harsh to call her a moonraker! I mean, she’s never so much as received a parking ticket!

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Moonraker | Words We Caught This Week

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