Word of the Day – Slubberdegullion

By February 18, 2018Word of the Day

Slubberdegullion (noun) (obsolete)

slu-buh-de-gul-ee-un

A slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven.

1610s, from slubber “to daub, smear; behave carelessly or negligently

Example sentences

“He’s a filthy slubberdegullion and he’s not coming in my pub!”

Word of the Day – Senectitude

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Senectitude (noun)

sen-ek-ti-tood

The last stage of life; old age.

Senectitude comes from the Medieval Latin noun senectitūdō meaning “old age,” which in turn comes from Classical Latin senectūs, a derivative of the noun senex meaning “old man.” Senectitude entered English in the late 1700s, more precisely, in 1796 in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels

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