Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Tatterdemalion
 
Pronunciation: /tatt-er-dih-MAIL-yun/
 
Definition: (adj)
 
1) ragged or disreputable in appearance
2) being in a decayed state or condition
3) tattered or dilapidated
 
Etymology: 1600-10; first written tatter-de-mallian and rhymed with Italian; see tatter1; -de-mallian

Word of the Day

Word of the Day: Copacetic

Pronunciation: (ko-puh-SE-tik)

Definition: (adj)

1) Excellent; satisfactory; OK.

Etymology: Of obscure origin. Competing theories attribute its origin to Black English, Louisiana French, Italian, Yiddish, and Hebrew, but evidence is lacking. Earliest documented use: 1919.