Pronounced: SEH-juh-luhs, adj

Notes: I was off on this word; I associated it with something sinister or unpleasant, and that’s not at all the case for this word

Yesterday’s word

The word ullage means “the amount of liquid by which a container falls short of being full” – a pretty handy word.


The word comes from Old French noun ouillage/eullage, which come from the verb ouiller/eullier (to fill a cask), with the root word ouil (eye, hole).

First usage

The word showed up in the mid-1400s

Published by Richard

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

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