Pronounced: KATCH-pen-ee, adj/noun

Notes: I had the meaning of this word confused

Yesterday’s word

The word brackish has a couple of meanings:

  • somewhat salty
  • Not appealing to the taste; repulsive
Background / Comments

I knew that brackish meant “somewhat salty”, but I was unaware of the “repulsive” definition. The word comes from the Dutch word brak (salty). This was the original meaning of the word; because salt water is undrinkable, the idea of distasteful arose over time.

First usage

This word showed up in the 1500s.

Published by Richard

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

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