That’s a Good Word: Shipshape


"Make sure your desk is shipshape!" Shipshape is an adjective that means “properly arranged.” It comes from the words "ship" and "shape". The word originated from the 1640s. At that time, sailing was common and sailors needed to be neat and efficient, making sure the ship was good shape. So, next time your mom tells you to clean your room, you can tell her “my room is shipshape!"

[Source: Online Etymology Dictionary]

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