Harbinger - #451


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Dec 15 2018 15
Today’s word of the day is harbinger, H-A-R-B-I-N-G-E-R. Harbinger is a noun that means one that foreshadows what is about to come. In Medieval English the word harbinger referred to a person who went ahead of his fellow travelers to find lodging. The word’s meaning has shifted a little since then, but the image of someone moving ahead of the of the pack may still be helpful. When Julie quit her job at the drugstore out of frustration, she was a harbinger for the workplace. Within a year, nearly everybody else would leave. Once again, harbinger is spelled H-A-R-B-I-N-G-E-R.