Obsolete Word of the Day

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010


This word is of French origin and literally translated means, fly swallower. So, a person who keeps their mouth open: a silly or naive person.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Scabby, despicable. (Obsolete)

But any word meaning scabby must make a comeback!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


An obsolete word for practical joking or tomfoolery.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Nesting or nest making.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

put on the dog

Time for a phrase today. If it is not obsolete, it certainly must be obscure.

To put on the dog originated as college slang in the 1860s. It means to make a flashy display, by dress or putting on airs.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


Here's an interesting one. Not obsolete, but not used everyday, I imagine. Well, for most anyway. A tziganologist studies Hungarian gypsies.

Friday, August 01, 2008


An archaic word for a slovenly person.