WOTD: Square

It’s hip to be a square! But not this kind. This isn’t a geometric shape, but maybe a way to get your nose into a different shape.

square (v.) IPA Pronunciation: /skwer/
to quarrel, fight

But, they do square, that all their elves for fear
Creep into acorn-cups and hide them there.

– A Midsummer Night’s Dream (II.i)

This is another word that is pronounced and spelled the same way as a word you are familiar with (just like the previous WOTD), but this meaning wouldn’t be immediately known to you just by seeing or hearing it. Hopefully in the play you are watching the actor will be a good storyteller and let you in on what the Puck he’s talking about.