wuther

Pronounced: WUHTH-er, verb

Notes: I confused this word with another word


Yesterday’s word

The word gaslight means “to manipulate psychologically”

First usage

This word came into use in the 1960s

Background / Comments

I assume most people know this word, and may be surprised that I didn’t know it. I know that the word comes from the classic movie Gaslight (made in 1940 and remade in 1944). I knew that our word came from there, but (never having seen the movie), I wasn’t sure what was meant by it. I had the idea that it meant trying to trick someone or deceive them.

Published by Richard

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

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