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Saturday Word: Mawkish

maw•kish [ˈmɔːkɪʃ/]:
origin: [1660] Old English; mawk= "maggot"

adjective
1. An attempt to evoke sentimental emotion that comes off as mushy, gushy, soppy, schmaltzy or overwrought. In modern parlance, "You're doing it wrong!"

2. Due to the feelings it fails to evoke, one can also use the word to literally mean nauseating or sickening in tone or to any of the five senses. Bad poetry? Disney tunes? Your diary from 7th grade? Twinkies?

What is something that you find mawkish?



Tags: adjective, m, old norse, wordsmith: theidolhands
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