passing etymology

English word passing comes from English pass, English landlubber

Detailed word origin of passing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pass English (eng) (computing, slang) A password (especially one for a restricted-access website). (intransitive) In any game, to decline to play in one's turn.. (intransitive) In euchre, to decline to make the trump.. (intransitive) To be tolerated as a substitute for something else, to "do".. (intransitive) To change from one state to another (without the implication of progression).. (intransitive) To [...]
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
passing English (eng) (legal) The act of approving a bill etc. [from 15th c.]. (sports) The act of passing a ball etc. to another player. [from 19th c.]. A form of juggling where several people pass props between each other, usually clubs or rings.. Death, dying; the end of something. [from 14th c.]. The fact of going past; a movement from one place to another or a change from one state to another. [from 14th c.] [...]

Words with the same origin as passing

Descendants of landlubber