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


xylocephalous (zeye-loh-seh-FAH-luhs) - adj., wooden-headed.

A really fancy word for a blockhead. Those of us who tock our own heads when knocking on wood can relate. This is a rare one, rare enough one cannot be entirely sure that the form is actually xylocephalic -- but the one above sounds better, to my ear. But then, maybe that's also wooden. Coined from Greek roots xulon, wood + kephale, head.

Why no, you xylocephalous murid, we shall do the same thing we do every night -- try to take over the world!

Tags: adjective, greek, x

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