Weird Word: Hippodrome

by on Dec.23, 2013, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Hippodrome

Noun

  • A horse racing course.

Verb

  • To stage a baseball game to suit gamblers.

Example Usage:

A hippodrome was not a good place to hippodrome a baseball game, mostly because the horses added extra variables which made it hard to calculate the odds for bets.

SourceWiktionary

Commentary:

What I don’t understand is why this word doesn’t involve hippos in any way shape or form. What I also don’t understand is how this word has any relation to baseball. I think I just don’t understand this word.

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