Ephemera

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Pronunciation: [ ih-fem-er-uh ]


Definition: noun

things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.

Origin: 1670-80


Etymology: Greek ephḗmera, neuter plural of ephḗmeros, taken as singular


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • object

  • curio

  • oddity

Antonyms:

  • enemy

  • manager

  • opponent

  • owner

Example: Elton has a large collection of old menus and other ephemera.

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