saving etymology

English word saving comes from English landlubber, English save

Detailed word origin of saving

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
save English (eng) (intransitive) To economize or avoid waste.. (sports) To catch or deflect (a shot at goal).. (theology) To redeem or protect someone from eternal damnation.. (transitive) To conserve or prevent the wasting of.. (transitive) To obviate or make unnecessary.. (transitive) To prevent harm or difficulty.. (transitive) To store for future use.. (transitive, and, intransitive) To accumulate money [...]
saving English (eng) With the exception of; except; save.. Without disrespect to. (countable, usually, in the plural) Something (usually money) that is saved, particularly money that has been set aside for the future.. (obsolete) exception; reservation. (uncountable) The action of the verb to save.. A reduction in cost or expenditure. (in compound adjectives) relating to making a saving: e.g. labour-saving, [...]

Words with the same origin as saving

Descendants of landlubber