Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Word of the day

You won't find this word in a dictionary but I have heard it all my life.

Piroot (pie root) - to search and perhaps plunder, sometimes through your own things but often another's.

Not sure of derivation but suspect it is a combination of "to root out" and "to pirate".

"When my sister wasn't looking, I pirooted through her closet for shoes."
"You can't find your jacket? Go piroot in the laundry room for it."
"I have pirooted this entire house and cannot find a 5/16" drill bit."

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