Trel (trellia_chan) wrote in 1word1day,
Trel
trellia_chan
1word1day

Wednesday word: flounce

Sorry for the missed weeks!

flounce: [flouns]

verb:

1. To move or go in jerky, exhaggerated, bouncy motions, often out of anger.

2. To fling the body about, to flounder.

noun:

1. An act of flouncing, a flouncing movement.

2. A strip of materal pleated and attached at one ege with the other edge left loose and hanging, such as on a skirt, curtain, or slipcover.

Origin of the verb and first noun: First known use 1535-1545. Origin obscure, possibly from Norwegian, flunsa, to hurry.

Origin of the secound noun: First known use, 1665, from obsolete French frounce, to gather in folds.
Tags: f, french, norwegian, noun, old french, unknown origin, verb, wordsmith: trellia_chan
Subscribe

  • Wednesday Word: Inselberg

    Inselberg - noun. An inselberg, also called a monadnock, is a singular rock formation that appears on a more or less level plain. The most famous…

  • Tuesday word: Scupper

    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Scupper (noun) scup·per [skuhp-er] noun 1. Nautical. a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing…

  • Wednesday Word: Nostepinne

    I'm a fibre major, so artsy craft words are my favourite! Nostepinne - noun. A nostepinne, sometimes nostepinde or nøstepinde, is a long…

  • 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 

  • 3 comments