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10 Long Lost Words to Add to Your Vocabulary – Compliments

July 6, 2012

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.

my little cowfyne – photo by Brett Jordan

  1. abracadabrant: (adjective) marvelous or stunning; beyond belief
  2. bellibone: (noun) a woman exceeding in both beauty and goodness. A combination of the French words belle (beautiful) and bonne (good)
  3. blepharon: (noun) a person with magnificent eyebrows
  4. bloss: (noun) a term of endearment; a buxom young woman.
  5. cowfyne: (noun) a ludicrous term of endearment.
  6. jimp: (adjective) dainty; well formed; slender and elegant
  7. minnock: (noun) a person who is the object of one’s affection
  8. snogly gear’d: (adjective) handsomely dressed
  9. snoutfair: (noun) a person with handsome face
  10. wonder-wench: (noun) a sweetheart
5 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2012 12:37 pm

    This is completely abracadabrant! Thanks for sharing Bex!

    • July 6, 2012 1:50 pm

      You are most welcome, my darling hinnysopps. (That’s another term of endearment, btw.)

  2. July 7, 2012 3:01 am

    Reblogged this on Clantily Scad: Dyslexistentialist Commentary of the Culturally Incorrect Kind and commented:

    My favorite is “abracadabrant.” =D

  3. October 24, 2013 9:58 pm

    Reblogged this on The Diary of a Lost Soul.


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