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Shoe

zero derivation noun to verb; verb
The action of putting on a shoe.
 
The action of putting on a shoe. First used by a friend when they were trying to put on their shoes. After many failed attempts, they used the word shoe to refer to the action of putting a shoe on, a zero derivation from the noun form of shoe. Usage of the word was probably partially due to her tiredness and inability to think of the phrase to put on a shoe, resulting in her zero derivation of shoe to describe her situation.
Etymology : Zero derivation from "shoe" - Old English scoh "shoe," from Proto-Germanic *skokhaz
Source : "How do I shoe?" - while friend was attempting to put on their shoe and failing on November 13, 2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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