late O.E., from S.W. Midlands dial. eovese (sing.), from O.E. efes "edge of a roof," from P.Gmc. *ubaswa-/*ubiswa (cf. O.H.G. obasa "porch, hall, roof," Goth. ubizwa "porch," Ger. oben "above"), from the root of over. Treated as plural and new singular form eave emerged c.1580.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
a fool or simpleton; ninny.
a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.