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

Thursday word: trichologist

trichologist (trih-KOL-uh-jee) - n., the study of hair and scalp care.


Which can be taken in two ways -- more formally, it's a branch of dermatology, but colloquially, it's a highfalutin' name for hairdressing, with a trichologist being a hairdresser or barber. At the root is Greek trichos, hair, and is a 19th century coinage, which makes me suspect that it's a colorful Americanism intending to jocular, but I'm recovering from a stomach bug (ugh) and don't have the energy to confirm that one way or another.

I can't go out with you Tuesday -- I have an appointment with my trichologist.

---L.
Tags: greek, noun, t
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Voluptuary

    voluptuary [v uh- luhp-choo-er-ee] noun: a person whose life is devoted to luxury and sensual pleasures adjective: of, relating to, or…

  • Wednesday Word: Alla prima

    Alla prima - noun. If you want to sound sophisticated at an artsy gathering, you may want to brush up on (no pun intended) alla prima works such…

  • Sunday Word: Scarper

    scarper [ skahr-per] verb: 1 (British ) run away, flee 2 to flee or depart suddenly, especially without having paid one's bills Examples:…

  • 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 

  • 0 comments