illative

Pronounced: ILL-uh-tihv (alt ih-LAY-tihv), adj

Notes: I ran across this word in my reading, but didn’t know it


Yesterday’s word

The word bogart means

  • to hog or take more than the fair share of something
  • to bully, act touch, or to be belligerent
First usage

This word came into usage in the 1960s

Background / Comments

As you might have thought, this word was named after well-known actor Humphrey Bogart, who played tough-guy roles. That certainly explains the second meaning; it is not clear as to why or how the first meaning came into being.

Published by Richard

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

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