Word of the Day – Mardy

By September 6, 2017Word of the Day

Mardy (adj)

mah-dee

(Northern English) Sulky, moody.

Early 20th century: from dialect mard ‘spoilt’ (describing a child), alteration of marred (see mar).

Example sentences

“If you’re going to be mardy about it I won’t take you!”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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