There ain’t no doubt about it. I love scooping up new words and scrawling definitions to remember for future usage. That’s why I continue my Watered-Down Definitions for Wednesday series, which gives brief definitions of words.
Watered-down Definition: Simply put, an auger is a tool that’s used to create holes; usually, it’s in order to stir loose material, like dirt.
Origin(s): This word comes from Middle English, nauger (Old English nafogār). Think: Old English nafu (nave) and gār (spear)!
Head over to Merriam-Webster for more information on auger.