Word of the Day – Louche

By January 11, 2017Word of the Day

Louche (adj)

loo-sh

Disreputable or sordid in a rakish or appealing way.

Originating from early 19th century French, louche literally translates to squinting.

Example sentences

“Fresh of face and louche of manner, they are equal parts Dickensian urchins and Wildean dandies.”

“Louche he may be but I am able to resist his charms and see him for what he is.”

Word of the Day – Bunkum

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Bunkum (noun)

bun-kum

Nonsense, untrue

Mid 19th century (originally buncombe): named after Buncombe County in North Carolina, mentioned in an inconsequential speech made by its congressman solely to please his constituents ( c 1820).

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Word of the Day – Grandiloquent

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Grandiloquent (adj)

gran-di-lo-kwent

Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.

Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.

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