molochize

Pronounced: MOL-uh-kize, verb

Notes: I was close to the meaning, but not fully correct


Yesterday’s word

The word chawbacon means “bumpkin; hick”

First usage

This word came into English in the 1500s

Background / Comments

I readily recognized chaw (an alteration of “chew”) and bacon, but I did not know what the combination word meant. Bacon was a staple in some (many?) rural people’s diets in time past, so this word was created to refer to (supposedly uncultured) country folk. The word isn’t used much these days, especially as consuming bacon is not limited to rural folk.

Published by Richard

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

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