Word of the day

23/01/2022

Coadjutant – assistant, helper;  helping reciprocally; cooperating; helping another or others, or with another or others.


Word of the day

22/01/2022

Keysmash –  a written form of internet slang; a random string of letters and symbols typed out on a keyboard or touchscreen, used to signal intense emotion in written communication; the action of typing out such a random string of letters or symbols;  to use keysmashes to signal intense emotion in written communication.


Word of the day

21/01/2022

Maumy – soft and insipid; mild, humid; pleasant, agreeable.


Word of the day

20/01/2022

Sparple – to scatter; spread abroad; disperse; disseminate; rout; to deflect unwanted attention from one thing by making a big deal of another.


Word of the day

19/01/2022

Poltroon – an abject or contemptible utter coward;  a dastard; a mean-spirited person; a worthless wretch.


Word of the day

17/01/2022

Interdigitate– to interlock like the fingers of two clasped hands; an interlocking of things with fingerlike projections; the  interlocking of toothed or tongue-like processes.


Word of the day

16/01/2022

Abnegate – renounce or reject something desired or valuable, to renounce or surrender a right or privilege; to deny oneself something valuable, cherished, or desired;


Word of the day

15/01/2022

Rupestrine – appearing, growing or living on or among rocks.


Word of the day

14/01/2022

Nabob – a Muslim official or governor under the Mogul empire; a person of conspicuous wealth or high status; any very wealthy, influential, or powerful person; a conspicuously wealthy man deriving his fortune in the east, especially in India during the 18th century with the privately held East India Company.


Word of the day

13/01/2022

Eviscerate – to disembowel, remove the entrails or organs; remove the viscera from; deprive of essential parts; to weaken or to destroy; make ineffectual or meaningless.


Word of the day

12/01/2022

Dele – to delete or mark a part of text for deletion; a proofreader’s sign indicating matter to be deleted.


Word of the day

11/01/2022

Willowwacks – an uninhabited, wooded area.


Word of the day

10/01/2022

Navette – a cut of jewel in the shape of a pointed oval; a jewel cut in such a shape; a gem, usually not a diamond, cut as a marquise.


Word of the day

09/01/2022

Pukuriri – to be angry, cross, hostile, furious, fuming, livid, irate, incensed, outraged, infuriated; anger, wrath, hostility, enmity; stomach angry.

Hat tip: Paula Penfold


Word of the day

08/01/2022

Cwtch – a cupboard or cubbyhole; a safe place; a cuddle or hug.


Word of the day

06/01/2022

Eld – old age; former times; the past.


Word of the day

04/01/2022

Threaper – one who asserts or argues pertinaciously; a contentious, argumentative person.


Word of the day

03/01/2022

Rebus – a puzzle in which words are represented by combinations of pictures and individual letters; a representation of words or syllables by pictures of objects or by symbols whose names resemble the intended words or syllables in sound; a riddle made up of such pictures or symbols; an ornamental device associated with a person to whose name it punningly alludes.

Hat tip: Wordle

 


Word of the day

02/01/2022

Zwodder – a drowsy and stupid state of mind and body; to become drowsy; fall asleep.


Word of the day

31/12/2021

Snecklifter – one who goes from door to door, first footing, on New Year’s Eve; a burglar or ghost; a person who pokes his/her head into a pub to see if there’s anyone who might stand him/her a drink.

 


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