A category for interesting word origins. Ideally, a writeup added to this category should be both well-written and focus in large part on the etymology. Writeups that only mention the etymology in passing should be avoided; the exception to this are writeups by Webster1913, who is the default if no better option is present.
Letters, morphemes, phrases, and idiomatic expressions are welcome. Words in any language are welcome. Slang is welcome.
This is not a category for interesting and odd words.
Please add a writeup rather than the whole node unless every writeup in the node deals with etymology.