Word of the Day – Panglossian

By February 13, 2017Word of the Day

Panglossian (adj)

pan-gloss-ee-an

To be always optimistic regardless of the facts.

From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire’s Candide (1759)

Example sentences

“He’s such a pangloss, he’d see he positive in anything.”

“Her panglossian thinking always got us through.”

Word of the Day – Nacket

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Nacket (noun)

nak-it

A small, cheeky or artful boy.

British English, used mostly in Celtic Britain (Wales, Scotland, Ireland), but rare. Probably from French ‘naquet’, a small boy employed by a master.

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