Obsolete Word of the Day

If you share my enthusiasm for interesting words and phrases, give this blog a try! It's just for grins and giggles.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

gobemouche

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

roinish

Scabby, despicable. (Obsolete)

But any word meaning scabby must make a comeback!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

skybosh

An obsolete word for practical joking or tomfoolery.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

nidulation

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

tziganologist

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

slubberdegullion

An archaic word for a slovenly person.