new naive nameling
So these are a few old, archaic or obsolete words that I think deserve resurrection. I found them on words and phrases from the past.
What do you think? resurrect or let them rest in peace?
nameling — (noun) two (or more) people sharing the same name. Martin Luther (1483-1546) and Martin Luther (King Jr.) (1929-1968) are namelings.
nannycratty — (noun) a busybody, a meddlesome inquisitive person
neargoing — (adjective) miserly, stingy
these have multiple meanings so rather than condensing, must giving the meanings from words and phrases from the past.
1. a bungler …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
2. a valueless trifle; a knickknack …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
3. an idle whim; a childish fancy or fear; a jibe …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
4. light, irregular work …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
1. to do light, irregular work; to change one’s employment frequently …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
2. to play the fool; to play when one should be working; to idle away one’s time; to fidget …Bk1905 Eng. dial.
(now the following are hypenated back in the day but I imagine if we use them today, the hyphen would have been dropped so I took some literary license but the definitions are as is. I only used nashgab but thought the other two were fun too)
1. impertinent chatter, insolent talk …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
2. a pert or gossiping person, an impertinent, ill-natured fellow, a forward, prattling girl …1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
talkative, gossiping …1873 Sc.
1. impertinent chatter; insolent talk …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
2. a pert or gossiping person …1816 Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
3. an impertinent, ill-natured fellow …1846 Eng. dial.
I have fun with Amazon’s search engine sometimes like”oldest dictionary” returning with some unusual dictionaries like the sarcasm dictionary
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