scapegrace

Pronounced: SKAPE-grace, noun

Notes: I think I’ve run across this word in reading, but the origin was interesting enough to be included


Yesterday’s word

The word tantivy means, as an adverb “at full gallop; at full speed”. As a noun, it means “a fast gallop; rush”. As an adjective, it means “swift”. Finally, as an interjection, it is “a cry by a hunter riding a horse at full speed”.

First usage

An old word, going back to the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

The origin is not known, but it though to resemble the sound of a galloping horse’s hooves.

Published by Richard

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

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