Pronounced: KATCH-pen-ee, adj/noun
Notes: I had the meaning of this word confused
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.
This word showed up in the 1500s.