Pronounced: WUHTH-er, verb
Notes: I confused this word with another word
The word gaslight means “to manipulate psychologically”
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.