transpicuous

Pronounced: tran(t)s-PIH-kyuh-wuhs, adj

Notes: A very useful word


Yesterday’s word

The word boracic means “poor or broke”

Background / Comments

This word is rhyming slang (also known as Cockney rhyming slang) – if you’re not familiar with rhyming slang, look it up. The phrase is boracic lint, and lint is rhymed with skint (broke). Boracic lint was a type of medical dressing dipped in a solution of boracic (aka boric) acid.

First usage

A relatively new word; first noted in the mid-1900s.

Published by Richard

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

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