a) of the hair: cut very short
b) starving, very hungry
c) having much wealth
d) vaguely unwell, under the weather
Today's Featured Word: GIGANTINE
1. very great in quantity or amount ...1605 obs.
2. large, huge, gigantic ...1664 obs.
from French gigantin uncountable
from Latin gigant-, gigas giant
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1605 - see EXAMPLE below
"...For that Gygantine state of mind which possesseth
the trowblers of the world."
From: The Advancement of Learning
By: Francis Bacon, 1605
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
Daily Word Quiz Answer
WUMBLE-CROPPED d) vaguely unwell, under the weather ...1972 Amer. dial.