Fake Etymologies

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clos‧et, n. /ˈklɒzɪt/

Originally composed of “cloister” with the “-ette” diminutive suffix. A small cloister – or a small room – to keep things separated from the larger room proper. The repeated ts were proposed to be overlapped in Noah Webster’s 1806 A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, and the spelling stuck.