Word of the day

Handsel
han(t)-səl
Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old English or Old Norse

1
A gift given for good luck
2
An initial payment

Examples of Handsel in a sentence

“My new business partner gave me a thoughtful handsel — she framed the first dollar we’d made — on our first week working together.”

“We had to pay a handsel before the landlord would reserve the apartment for us.”

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