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word (1)

adjective; derivation
well said; truth.
 
“That’s a good song!” Michael- “Word!” “I have to go to work at 6AM tomorrow.” Michael- “Word?” Lucy- “Word.”
Etymology : Probably shortened from the phrase: “my word is my bond” which was originated by inmates in US prisons. The longer phrase was shortened to “word is bond” before undergoing clipping to become “word”. The date of the clipping is unknown.
Source : Micelle Pan to Michael Huang in Jones commons, September 26, 2010. Lucy Gao to Michael Kutzler at Jones College, November 27,
Last modified: 8 December 2010


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