kittel

Pronounced: KIH-tuhl, noun

Notes: I think I should have known this word; it may be familiar to some readers


Yesterday’s word

The word booboisie means “ignorant or uncultured people regarded as a class”

First usage

This word goes back to the 1920s

Background / Comments

The word was coined by H. L. Mencken. It is from the word boob (a stupid person) combined with bourgeoisie (the middle class). Bourgeoisie comes from the French word bourgeois, which comes from Latin burgus (fortress or fortified town).

Published by Richard

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

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