coeval

Pronounced: koh-EE-vuhl, adj

Notes: With the pronunciation, it sounds as if it were somehow evil, but it isn’t.


Yesterday’s word

The word trombenik means “a lazy or a boastful person”

Background

The word comes from Yiddish tromba (trumpet, horn) [see, I was close with my guess of trombone-RL] combined with -nik, a suffix that denotes a person associated with a particular quality, group, etc… such as a neatnik. Getting back to trombenik, it is the equivalent of the phrase tooting one own’s horn.

First usage

This is a (relatively) more recent word, first showing up in the early 1930s

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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