One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The action of making or uttering proverbs.
That makes or utters proverbs.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in White Kennett (1660–1728), historian and bishop of Peterborough. From either proverbial or proverbial + -izing<br>late 17th century. From proverbial + -izing. Cf later proverbialize, proverbializing.
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