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  • n. The Higgs boson.

Etymologies

Unclear. Leon Lederman's book The God Particle was apparently thus called at the suggestion of his editor. It is also claimed that Lederman himself dubbed it (the particle) the goddamn particle, for its elusiveness, the term being toned down for public use. (Wiktionary)

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