Red River College Library

Word of the Day

Friday, May 17, 2019

Pretext

noun
[pree-tekst]

something that is put forward to conceal a true purpose or object; an ostensible reason; excuse

example:

I told my date that I needed to visit the washroom, as a pretext to check my text messages.  

Credit: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/pretext?s=t

Submitted by: John Mark