a) to waddle
b) to work as a prostitute
c) to make a noise like a duck, to quack
d) to vomit
Today's Featured Word: VOLPONE
a cunning schemer or miser; a hoarder of wealth ...1710 obs.
the name of the chief character in Ben Jonson's play,
"Volpone, or The Fox"
from Italian volpone a crafty old fox, from volpe fox
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1710 - see EXAMPLE below
"...In what moving and lively Colours does the Holy Psalmist paint
out the crafty Insiduousness of such wilely Volpones?"
From: The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell,
Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1710
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933
Daily Word Quiz Answer
QUOCK d) to vomit ...B1900 Eng. dial.