questioning etymology

English word questioning comes from English landlubber, English question

Detailed word origin of questioning

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
question English (eng) (obsolete) To argue; to converse; to dispute.. To ask questions of; interrogate; enquire; ask for information.. To raise doubts about; have doubts about. (obsolete) Talk; conversation; speech.. A doubt or challenge about the truth or accuracy of a matter.. A proposal to a meeting as a topic for deliberation.. A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an [...]
questioning English (eng) Interrogation.. The act of challenging, wondering and doubting.. The action of asking questions; a survey; an inquiry. Characterized by questions, inquisitiveness, doubt or wonder.

Words with the same origin as questioning

Descendants of landlubber