“Vague (adj.) “uncertain as to specifics,” 1540s, from Middle French vague “empty, vacant; wild, uncultivated; wandering” (13c.), from Latin vagus “strolling, wandering, rambling,” figuratively “vacillating, uncertain,” of unknown origin. Related: Vagueness.
Source: Online Etymology Dictionary
Note: The Online Etymology Dictionary maintains a free-access list of the origins of thousands if English words, a significant proportion of which are unknown
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