Word of the Day – Thew

By July 7, 2017Word of the Day

Thew (noun)


Muscular strength

Old English thēaw ‘usage, custom’, (plural) ‘manner of behaving’, of unknown origin. The sense ‘good bodily proportions, muscular development’ arose in Middle English.

Example sentences

“He was more thew than thought if you know what I mean!”

“Memories aren’t known to be particularly veridical.”

Word of the Day – Vestibule

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Vestibule (noun)


An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.

Early 17th century (denoting the space in front of the main entrance of a classical Roman or Greek building): from French, or from Latin vestibulum ‘entrance court’.

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