louche

Pronounced: loosh, adj

Notes: I didn’t know this word, but it made me wonder about a few things (see tomorrow’s comments)


Yesterday’s word

The word bathophobia is “a fear of depths or of falling from a height”

Background / Comments

As you may have figured out, this is a Greek-based word; a combination of bathos (depth) and phobia (fear). The depth meaning makes sense; it is odd to see the falling from a height meaning as part of this word. I suspect that most people who say that they are afraid of heights may really be afraid of falling from them.

First usage

This is a relatively recent word, showing up in the early 1900s

Published by Richard

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

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