noun. Coolness; adj. Cool and crisp By Cold, and by a kinde of Frescour (as we now-a-days speak). Bacon’s Life & D. (1627) OED says noun, but there are some … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Blameless [the Church] shold be holi and without blemish, or rather Amomous..that is irreprehensible, safeguarded from the bitings of Momus, one of the feined Gods among the Gentils. Theologica … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Really really fat. So that to a man that is meatefyed in flesh, and whose state (in this world) is desperate, a Sergiant may serue instead of a Deaths … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Offal-eating. (One who eat the edible parts which are cut off in preparing the carcass of an animal for food) In a Dog, and other offivorous Quadrupeds, ’tis very … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Of or belonging to surpassing depth or profundity. Sink down into the Hyperbyssal, Supersensual, Unsearchable, Eternal One. Behmen’s theosophick philosophy unfolded, Edward Taylor (1691) How the heck am I … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. That makes money in any possible way. Those quomodocunquizing clusterfists and rapacious varlets. The discovery of a most exquisite jewel, Sir Thomas Urquhart (1652) There’s a ten dollar word, if ever … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Risqué, indecent; also bizarre, unusual. I can no longer endure this ostrobogulatory behaviour. Ostrobogulous Pigs, A. Graves (1952) Ostrobogulatory is derived from ostrobogulous, a word attributed to Victor Benjamin … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Fatty; causing fatness. The pinguiferous slice from the salted swine. Tait’s Magazine (1855) If you had told me before that McDonald’s food was pinguiferous, I totally would’ve avoided it. … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Flowery and long-winded. Much circumfloribus stuff was talked of on the Court side. Autobiography, Mary Granville (1739) The OED lists this word in particular as a “humorous nonce-word.” The … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Rich in story. This is..Some lone land of genii days, Storyful and golden! Poems, The Lovely Land, James Clarence Mangan (1846) I’m flabbergasted that this word hasn’t had more of … Continue Reading ⇒