Word of the Day – Lucifugous

By November 13, 2017 Word of the Day

Lucifugous (adj)


Shunning the light (of a creature).

Mid 17th century: from Latin lucifugus (from lux, luc- ‘light’ + fugere ‘to fly’) + -ous.

Example sentences

“We don’t see him during the day time, but he’s in his garden at night. It’s as though he’s lucifugous.”

Word of the Day – Zorbing

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Zorbing (noun)


A sport in which one is secured inside a large transparent ball which is then rolled along the ground or down hills.

1990s: invented word from Zorb (the name of the ball used in this activity) + -ing.

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