1. A spoilt child.
2. A person of immature judgment.
From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.
“And having seen the parents I am impatient to see this youth, the fruit of their strangely unattractive loins: will he be a wretched mammothrept? A little corporal?”
Patrick O’Brian; Master and Commander; Lippincott; 1969.
This could be fun. We should find a new word for every day on Hub Pages. Here's one:
A person who deals with things lacking importance (pronounce the ‘h’ like a ‘k’).
I love the fact that the h is pronounced like a k. It makes me think of Nicolodean. Which plays to how you would view a person who fit the definition.
Neither of our words could feasibly be used in a normal conversation without sounding as if we were a bit pretentious but, it's always fun to learn a new word. Yes?
Yup, but dotard is now conversational again!
a person who is weak-minded, esp through senility
[C14: from dote + -ard]
Hmm. Haven't heard that one used in a sentence outside of your posts here but, I'm sure it will eventually catch on.
Jargogle. - To jumble; confuse or mess up.
Reminds me of Gargoyle!
tchotchke and chotchke
n. a trinket or ornament. (From Yiddish.) Her whole house is filled with tchotchkes and old photographs.
Interesting that you say that. One of the definitions I saw for that word did have to do with gargoyles.
Here's one I'm going to use in a sentence soon.
n. – style of shoe or boot with a sharp and long pointed toe.
I wonder how the girls who think their shows are so fashionable will feel when I tell them this is one descriptive name for their footwear.
show shoes - tap dancing?
I find the above stupid shoes;
having or showing a lack of physical grace, elegance, or refinement.
"he came skidding to an inelegant halt"
Yeah - with THOSE shoes - of course he will!, Probably poke his own eye in the process!
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