b) anything large of its kind
c) a notably beautiful woman
d) an umbrella
Today's Featured Word: CHINCHERY
niggardliness, miserliness, avarice ...c1386 obs.
from chincher a niggard, a miser + -y
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
c1386 - see EXAMPLE below
"...bycause of his skarsete and chyncherie, in the same manere
is he to blame, that spendeth over largely."
From: The Canterbury Tales, the Tale of Melibeus
By: Geoffrey Chaucer, c1386
Daily Word Quiz Answer
BONZERINA c) a notably beautiful woman ...1900s Aust. sl.