Word of the Day – Outré

By March 4, 2017 Word of the Day

Outré (adj)

oo-tray

Unusual and typically rather shocking.

From the French early 18th century, past participle of outrer to push beyond bounds;  passing the bounds of what is usual or considered proper; unconventional; bizarre.

Example sentences

“In those days, having a beard was considered outré.”

“In those days, having a beard was considered outré.”

Word of the Day – Azimuth

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Azimuth (noun)

az-ee-muth

The horizontal angle or direction of a compass bearing.

Late Middle English (denoting the arc of a celestial circle from the zenith to the horizon): from Old French azimut, from Arabic as-samt, from al ‘the’ + samt ‘way, direction’.

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