wiring etymology

English word wiring comes from English landlubber, English wire

Detailed word origin of wiring

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
wire English (eng) (informal) To send a message or a money value to another person through a telecommunications system, formerly predominantly by telegraph.. (slang) To install eavesdropping equipment.. (transitive, croquet) To place (a ball) so that the wire of a wicket prevents a successful shot.. To add something into an electrical system by means of wiring; to incorporate or include something.. To equip [...]
wiring English (eng) A mass of electric wires.

Words with the same origin as wiring

Descendants of landlubber
landlubbing