Pronounced: tran(t)s-PIH-kyuh-wuhs, adj
Notes: A very useful 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.
A relatively new word; first noted in the mid-1900s.