10 Long Lost Words to Add to Your Vocabulary – Compliments
Language is a wonderful thing in that it’s always changing. Some words fade away into disuse and new ones are being made up every day. Myself, I have a love of old fashioned words. I say “swell” as often as I say “cool,” and I like to pretend it’s making a comeback. So while I keep working on “swell,” here’s a few extinct words that you can start using to describe the people and things you love. Next time? We’re bringing out the insults.
- abracadabrant: (adjective) marvelous or stunning; beyond belief
- bellibone: (noun) a woman exceeding in both beauty and goodness. A combination of the French words belle (beautiful) and bonne (good)
- blepharon: (noun) a person with magnificent eyebrows
- bloss: (noun) a term of endearment; a buxom young woman.
- cowfyne: (noun) a ludicrous term of endearment.
- jimp: (adjective) dainty; well formed; slender and elegant
- minnock: (noun) a person who is the object of one’s affection
- snogly gear’d: (adjective) handsomely dressed
- snoutfair: (noun) a person with handsome face
- wonder-wench: (noun) a sweetheart