☆ (theidolhands) wrote in 1word1day,

theidolhands
1word1day

  • Mood:

Sunday Word: Snollygoster

snol·ly·gos·ter [snŏl′ē-gästə(r)]:
origin: [1900's] Pennsylvania Dutch → High German; snallygaster= mythical creature that attacks poultry and children.

noun
A person more interested in personal gain than the cause or principles they claim to represent -- an amoral person using shrewdness to gain trust; a con man.



Tags: dutch, german, noun, s, wordsmith: theidolhands
Subscribe

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Tuesday word: Criterion

    Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Criterion (noun) cri·te·ri·on [krahy-teer-ee-uhn]; plural cri·te·ri·a [-teer-ee-uh] noun a standard of judgment or…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments