I. noun Etymology: probably from Middle French anagramme, from New Latin anagrammat-, anagramma, modification of Greek anagrammatismos, from anagrammatizein to transpose letters, from ana- + grammat-, gramma letter — more at gram Date: 1589 1. a word or phrase made by transposing the letters of another word or phrase 2. plural but singular in construction a game in which words are formed by rearranging the letters of other words or by arranging letters taken (as from a stock of cards or blocks) at random • anagrammatic also anagrammatical adjectiveanagrammatically adverb II. transitive verb (-grammed; -gramming) Date: 1630 1. anagrammatize 2. to rearrange (the letters of a text) in order to discover a hidden message

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