Word of the Day – Embonpoint

By December 15, 2017Word of the Day

Embonpoint (noun)


The plump or fleshy part of a person’s body, in particular a woman’s bosom.

Late 17th century: from French en bon point ‘in good condition’.

Example sentences

“The diet’s gone great but I’ve lost my embonpoint.”

Word of the Day – Ecdysis

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Ecdysis (noun)


The process of shedding the old skin (in reptiles) or casting off the outer cuticle (in insects and other arthropods).

Mid 19th century: from Greek ekdusis, from ekduein ‘put off’, from ek- ‘out, off’ + duein ‘put’.

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