Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An abbreviation of Latin circiter (about)
  • noun of circum; and of circus.
  • noun A prehistoric stone circle.
  • noun An abbreviation of circa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.

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  • noun obsolete An amphitheatrical circle for sports; a circus.
  • noun informal Circumcision.
  • verb informal To circumcise.

Etymologies

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See circus.

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From circumcision/circumcise by shortening.

Examples

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  • Used by knitters as a shortened form of "circular needles", which is a pair of knitting needles joined by a flexible cable.

    December 14, 2012