Cool Google trick for finding word origins

When I have to create some made-up fantasy word, I like exploring word origins to get some ideas.

So, I googled the word origin for “turbulence” with “word origin: turbulence” and voilá:

Google word origin

Google word origin

How cool is that? I love stuff like this.

I posted this wee discovery on reddit, and found a bunch of different way to google similar information:

  • “word origin: xxx”
  • “define xxx” (and then expand with arrow)
  • “etymology: xxxxx”
  • “xxxx etymology

Non-google resources:

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