Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day (prettygoodword) wrote in 1word1day,
Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day


jentacular (jen-TAK-oo-luhr) - adj., of or pertaining to breakfast.

That is, a meal taken after waking up. Something of a $20 word, to be used when being self-consciously elevated in tone. Compare prandial, relating to a meal, especially dinner. Just as different cultures at different times make the largest meal of the day either at mid-day or in the evening, so do they put less or more emphasis on the early morning meal. From Latin jentaculum, a breakfast taken immediately on getting up.

Just as completed my pre-jenticular exercises, it began to rain.


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