Pronounced: RAY-uh-fie, verb

Notes: Short word of which I did not know the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word copper-bottomed means “reliable; genuine; trustworthy”

First usage

The word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

Ships hulls used to be covered in copper to protect them from damage from salt water or sea organisms. Thus, the ships were made trustworthy, and the word passed into English with this concept.

Published by Richard

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

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