Word of the Day – Filibeg

By December 6, 2017Word of the Day

Filibeg (noun)(scots)


A kilt.

Mid 18th century: from Scottish Gaelic feileadh-beag ‘little kilt’, from feileadh ‘plaid’ and beag ‘little’.

Example sentences

“But what’s he got under his filibeg, that’s the question!”

Word of the Day – Risorial

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Risorial (adj) (rare)


Relating to laughter; used in laughing; = “risible”.

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Ogilvie (1797–1867), lexicographer. From post-classical Latin risorius + -al.

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