Today's Word of the Day means...
A hard, rough lump that grows on the skin and is caused by infection with certain viruses; it typically occurs on the hands or feet. Also called verruca, verruga.
A flaw; an imperfection: The new format has some warts, but no integrity wartsRelated Terms
[probably from warts and all]
A small, crocky feature that sticks out of an otherwise clean design. Something conspicuous for localised ugliness, especially a special-case exception to a general rule. For example, in some versions of "csh(1)", single quotes literalise every character inside them except "!". In ANSI C, the "?" syntax used for obtaining ASCII characters in a foreign environment is a wart. See also miswart.