transpontine

Pronounced: tran(t)s-PAHN-tine, adj

Notes: This is an interesting word (in addition to the regular meaning, there is a British meaning)


Yesterday’s word

The word catchpenny means, as a noun, “something that’s designed to sell quickly”. As an adjective, it means “relating to something designed to sell quickly: cheap, flashy, or sensationalistic”

Background / Comments

I thought that this word referred to a miser or miserly. It is a shortening of the phrase “catch a penny”. It is another tosspot word.

First usage

This word began to be used in the mid-1700s

Published by Richard

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

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