Pronounced: SHOW-boat, verb/noun

Notes: This was a borderline word. I was pretty close to the meaning

Yesterday’s word

The word wuther means “the manner of wind blowing fiercely”

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

I got this word confused with “druther” or “druthers”. Our word is more commonly found in the UK and comes from a variant of Scots whither, which comes from Middle English (Scots) word quhediren, which may have comes from Old Norse hvitha (squall of wind).

Published by Richard

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

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