Other Word Forms of Quandary
Origin of Quandary
16th century. Origin unknown; perhaps a dialectal corruption (simulating a word of Latin origin with suffix -ary) of wandreth (“evil, plight, peril, adversity, difficulty"), from Middle English wandreth, from Old Norse vandræði (“difficulty, trouble"), from vandr (“difficult, requiring pains and care").
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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