jackleg

Pronounced: JACK-leg, adj/noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word


Yesterday’s word

The word compunctious means

  • arising from remorse or regret
  • feeling remorse or regret
First usage

The word came into being in the very late 1500s

Background / Comments

Shakespeare created this word for the play Macbeth. It was created from noun compunction, which came into English from Anglo-French via Late Latin compunctio, which came from the Latin compungere (to prick hard; sting).

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