Originally, it denoted a written
petition in which the signatures are arranged in a circle so that you can't
tell who signed first; now it denotes a type of competition; what hyphenated
word is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Now it denotes a tournament in which
every competitor plays against every other one.
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