cramoisy

Pronounced: KRAM-oy-zee (alt: kruh-MOY-zee), adj/noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve run across this word


Yesterday’s word

The word chuffed is British slang for “pleased or delighted”; oddly enough, it can also mean the opposite: “annoyed or displeased”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

I’ve only heard this used for the first meaning (pleased/delighted). Our word comes from chuff (to please or delight), which comes from an obsolete meaning of chuff (a puffed out cheek).

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

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