Word of the Day – Mimping

By February 17, 2017Word of the Day

Mimping (noun)

mim-ping

Affectedly dainty behaviour, primness: Speaking in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips.

First used in the mid eighteenth century and attributed to David Garrick (1717–1779), actor and playwright mimping has fallen out of use and is now considered archaic.

Example sentences

“To watch them mimping about you’d never believe these were accomplished boxers.”

“His mimping overwhelms anything the man has to say; I cannot help but compare his mouth to a cat’s behind.”

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Word of the Day – Blag

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Blag (verb)

blag

Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.

With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.

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