One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(In negative contexts) a single word, any word at all.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Crucifixion. Now chiefly after the use in the spiritual ‘Crucifixion’ (also called ‘He never said a Mumbling Word’): see quot. 1913.
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