dernier cri

Pronounced: dern-yay-KREE, noun

Notes: a fancy word for something… do you know it?

Yesterday’s word

The word slue means, as a verb, “to turn, swing, or slide in a particular direction”. As a noun, it means such a turn, swing, or slide.

Background / Comments

It turns out that the origin of this word is unknown. I have seen the word slewed in my reading with this meaning, and it turns out that slew is a variant spelling of slue. So, I have run across this word, even if I didn’t know it.

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Published by Richard

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

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