Tuesday, May 8, 2012


I never thought about this before.  How often do you say you can "vouch" for something?  I was just commenting on a girlfriend's blog, saying that I could "vouch" for her delicious Deviled Egg Chicken Salad, (seriously - it was bomb-squad) and I had one of those "huh...that's a funny word" types of moments.

What does it mean to vouch?  My guess was it's something like, to support, back up, certify...something along those lines.

Then, I thought..."Dude!  I'll bet the word "voucher" is totally derived from the word "vouch""!

Well, after a friendly visit to my best friend, Dictionary.com, I learned that I was correct:


verb (used without object)
1.  to support as being true, certain, reliable, etc. (usually followed by for ): Her record in office vouches for her integrity.
2.  to attest; guarantee; certify (usually followed by for ): to vouch for someone in a business transaction.


1.  a person or thing that vouches.
2.  a document, receipt, stamp, or the like, that gives evidence of an expenditure.
3.  a form authorizing a disbursement of cash or a credit against a purchase or expense to be made in the future.
4.  written authorization; credential.
5.  a piece of evidence or proof.

Interesting!  I've never thought about it before.  I feel like a genius for figuring that out on my own =) 


  1. You are a genius! And thanks for my plug...and how bored am I today that I immediately saw this and commented...

  2. I say it sometimes but I think its one of those things that you hardly ever write or type - and therefore never have to spell. Even in your post it looks funny and I thought - hmm, is that how you spell it?


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