Today’s Word: laconic | WakaWaka Reporters

Today’s Word: laconic

laconic — \luh-KON-ik\


  1. using few words; expressing much in few words; concise: a laconic reply.


Veni, vidi, vici: I came, I saw, I conquered… They were the three laconic words Caesar used to describe what happened when he finally met King Pharnaces of Pontus.

— Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra, 1997


Laconic is derived from Laconia, Greece. The people of this region, which held Sparta as its capital, were said to be brief and concise in speech and writing. Laconic entered English in the late 1500s.