Word of the Day – Scrumdiddlyumptious

By September 13, 2017Word of the Day

Scrumdiddlyumptious (adj)


(of food) extremely tasty; delicious. (of a person) very attractive.

humorous alteration of scrumptious, popularized by Roald Dahl’s novel The BFG (1982).

Example sentences

“This food is just Scrumdiddlyumptious”

Word of the Day – Rampallion

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)


A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.

Read More

Word of the Day – Paraph

By | Word of the Day | No Comments

Paraph (noun)


A flourish at the end of a signature, usually as a precaution against forgery.

Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus ‘short horizontal stroke’).

Read More

Leave a Reply