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pepto-moment

noun; blending and clipping
an instance of gastrointestinal discomfort or pain during which the use of the medicine Pepto-Bismol may be of some relief
 
‘Pepto’ is a clipping of the proper name for the brand of medicine ‘Pepto-Bismol,’ which has been blended with the noun ‘moment.’
Etymology : ‘Pepto’ comes from the proper noun and brand name, ‘Pepto-Bismol,’ which was most likely a novel creation made by the drug company. ‘Movement’ comes from Old French ‘moment’ originating from the Latin ‘momentum’ both of which had a meaning of ‘movement, moving power.’
Source : ‘Let me lie down for a second. I am having a pepto-moment.’ (conversation with a friend, September 2008)
Last modified: 4 December 2008


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