a) squeamish, precise
b) like a gentleman, gentlemanly
c) very well; in good health
d) affectedly proper, prissy
Today's Featured Word
a dainty, fine, or fashionable girl or woman ...1595 obs. rare
perhaps a fanciful formation from 'nice' (adj.)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1595 - see EXAMPLE below
"...No, by my troth, mistresse nicebice. How fine you can nickname me."
From: The Lamentable Tragedie of Locrine
By: authorship has been assigned to several dramatists of the era
- George Peele and Robert Greene being the
two most common candidates
Daily Word Quiz Answer
b) like a gentleman, gentlemanly ...1839 beggars' sl.