Question by  Martha9999 (84)

What does the word "conundrum" mean?


Answer by  patti (29325)

It's a kind of riddle or a quizzical problem that is based on the fanciful comparison of things that are not alike. The answer is a pun or involves one. Example - What came first: the chicken or the egg? Another - If you don't know the rules, don't break them! (Duke Ellington)


Answer by  Feasel (1766)

Its usually a complicated word problem that needs some solving, and or has multiple steps that are required to figure out the answer.


Answer by  dhuoda (1431)

It is a kind of spoof Latin word that means a puzzle which is difficult to understand, or something which is not at all clear to someone, however much he or she tries to figure it out.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

In its original use, it meant someone who was overly concerned with studying to the point of being showy. Now it means a problem or situation that presents a challenge.

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