Skip to main content

Word of the Day – Pinkle

By October 28, 2021Word of the Day

Pinkle (also pingle) (verb) (British dialect)

pin-kl

To exert oneself, work hard or laboriously; to struggle, especially against adversity; to toil for a living.

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Acts of Lords of Council in Civil Causes. Origin uncertain. Branches I. and II. are perhaps of different origin.

Example sentences

“She pinkled hard for everything she owned.”

Word of the Day – Infelicitous

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Infelicitous (adj) in-fel-is-it-us inapt, inappropriate, or awkward; malapropos / not felicitous, happy, or fortunate; unhappy. First recorded in 1825–35 (more…)

Word of the Day – Absquatulate

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Absquatulate (verb) ab-skwat-yu-layt to flee; abscond. First recorded in 1820–30. Formed from ab-, “away from,” and squat, “to sit in a low or crouching position.” (more…)

Word of the Day – Steadfast

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Steadfast (adj) sted-fast Firm in purpose, resolution, faith, attachment. First recorded before 1000 and comes from the Middle English word stedefast, from Old English stedefæst. (more…)

Word of the Day – Motte

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Motte (noun) mot (historic)a mound forming the site of a castle or camp. late 19th century: from French, ‘mound’, from Old French mote (see moat). (more…)

Word of the Day – Plash

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Plash (noun) plash A gentle splash. / A pool or puddle. First recorded before 1000; Middle English plasch “pool, puddle,” Old English plæsc; cognate with Dutch, Low German plas, probably…

Word of the Day – Fulgurate

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Fulgurate (verb) gul-guyr-ayt To flash and dart like lightning. 1670–80;  Latin fulgurātus, past participle of fulgurāre to flash, glitter, lighten, derivative of fulgur flash of lightning (more…)

Word of the Day – Eustress

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Eustress (noun) yoo-stres Physical, mental, or emotional tension that is caused by something positive or is psychologically or physically beneficial. First recorded in 1965–70 and comes from the Greek prefix…

Word of the Day – Heterogeneous

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Heterogeneous (adj) het-er-oh-jeen-yus Different in kind; unlike; incongruous. Composed of parts of different kinds; having widely dissimilar elements or constituents 1615–25; Medieval Latin (more…)

Word of the Day – Hodgepodge

| Word of the Day | No Comments
Hodgepodge (adj) hodj-podj A random mixture; a jumble. First recorded in 1615–25; variant of hotchpotch (more…)

Leave your vote

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.