Word of the day

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stalwart (adj) – 1. Loyal and resolute.
2. Strong and imposing.

(noun) – One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Late 14th century, “resolute, determined,” Scottish variant of stalworth, from Old English st?lwier?e “good, serviceable,” probably a contracted compound of sta?ol “base, foundation, support; stability, security” (from Proto-Germanic *stathlaz, from PIE root *st?- “to stand, set down, make or be firm;” + wier?e “good, excellent, worthy”. Another theory traces the first element of st?lwier?e to Old English st?l “place,” from Proto-Germanic *st?laz.