Word of the Day – Scrumdiddlyumptious

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Scrumdiddlyumptious (adj)

scrum-did-lee-ump-shus

(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

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Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)

ram-pal-ee-un

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.

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Word of the Day – Paraph

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Paraph (noun)

pa-raf

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’).

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