widdershins

Pronounced: WID-uhr-shins, adv

Notes: I ran into this word years ago in a book by Dorothy Sayers; I find this a fun word, if not much used these days.


Yesterday’s word

The word frumious means “very angry”

First usage

This word came into being in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

The word was coined by Lewis Carroll in the poem “Jabberwocky” in the book Through the Looking-Glass. It is a combination of “fuming” and “furious”.

Published by Richard

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

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