Etymology
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popster (n.)

"pop-culture enthusiast," 1963 (in a book about the Beatles), from pop (adj.)+ -ster.

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bush (v.)
c. 1500, "grow thick," from bush (n.). From 1640s as "set bushes about."
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defeatism (n.)

"conduct tending to bring about acceptance of (the certainty of) defeat" [OED], 1918; see defeatist.

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gossip (v.)
"to talk idly about the affairs of others," 1620s, from gossip (n.). Related: Gossiped; gossiping.
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Americo- 
word-forming element used since late 18c. as "of or about America."
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circumjacent (adj.)

"bordering on every side," late 15c., from Latin circumiacens, present participle of circumiacere "to border upon, to lie round about, enjoin," from circum "around, round about" (see circum-) + iacere "to throw, cast, hurl" (from PIE root *ye- "to throw, impel"). Related: Circumjacence; circumjacency.

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heard 
past tense and past participle of hear, Old English herde. To have heard of "know about" is from 1907.
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rampage (v.)

"rage or storm about," 1715, in Scottish, probably from Middle English verb ramp "rave, rush wildly about" (c. 1300), especially of beasts rearing on their hind legs, as if climbing, from Old French ramper (see ramp (v.), also see rampant). Related: Rampaged; rampaging.

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flaneur (n.)

"habitual loafer, idle man about town," 1854, from French flâneur, from flâner "to stroll, loaf, saunter," probably from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse flana "to wander aimlessly," Norwegian flana, flanta "to gad about"), perhaps from PIE root *pele- (2) "flat; to spread." Related: flânerie.

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perambulate (v.)

"walk through, about, or over," 1560s, from Latin perambulatus, past participle of perambulare "to walk through, go through, ramble through," from per "through" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward," hence "through") + ambulare "to walk, go about" (see amble (v.)). Related: Perambulated; perambulating.

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