Which might not be Burt Bacharach's
acolytes: his followers or his assistants?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Those who assist Burt are his acolytes.
When it first entered English, the word acolyte denoted "an inferior officer in the church";
it derives from the Greek akolouthos, following
or attending on.
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