Jul 13, 2012 ... Does “renege” have any racial overtones, or is it otherwise offensive? up vote 17
down vote favorite. 2. I used the word "renege" in a meeting the other day (
something like, "the vendor decided to ..... Is asking “come again?
Jun 2, 2009 ... Renege. A thousand times no. Dear Word Detective: All through my adolescent
and adult life I have ... As I said, “renege” is built from Latin roots, the prefix “re”
plus the verb stem “negare,” .... How Come? has the answers!
Renege definition, Cards. to play a card that is not of the suit led when one can
follow suit; break a rule of ... Examples; Word Origin ... to go back on one's word:.
1.1 another term for revoke (sense 2). ... Origin. Mid 16th century (in the sense '
desert'): from medieval Latin renegare, from ... Words that rhyme with renege.
renege (v.) Look up renege at Dictionary.com: 1540s, "deny, renounce, abandon,
" from Medieval Latin renegare, from Latin re-, ... Related: Reneged; reneging.
To fail to carry out a promise or commitment: reneged on the contract at the last
minute. 2. Games ... 1. to go back on one's word: He has reneged on his promise.
It comes to us by way of the French, from the Middle Latin word renegare, which
in turn comes from the Old Latin prefix re- (again) and negare (to.
The intransitive sense of today's word, given above, may be used semi-
transitively with the preposition on: to renege on a promise. The semantic effect is
... down Natives but the Europeans who settled in America and reneged on the
promises ... "Gypped" is arguably the most commonly used racist term in
existence today. ... said they 'jewed' somebody if they did an underhand business
transaction. ... that there's “scholarly consensus” that the word originated as a “
May 15, 2014 ... But when the phrase originated, that betrayal was a lot more serious. ..... In word
usages, language does evolve and so meanings do change over the .... OTOH, I'
ve heard the term "renege" a lot more than I've heard "euchre".