a) to make plentiful; to abound
b) to feel dread or apprehension
c) to make hideous or repulsive; to disfigure
d) to wail or lament loudly
Today's Featured Word:
1. one who has 'limber hams', a supple-jointed person;
fig. a servile flatterer; an obsequious person ...1689 obs.
2. an irresolute or vacillating person ...a1704 obs.
from limber (adj.) + ham
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1689 - see EXAMPLE below
"...I profess I would bow and cringe as well as any
Ecclesiastical Limber-ham of them all..."
From: The Ceremony-Monger, His Character
By: Edmund Hickeringill
Daily Word Quiz Answer
UBERATE a) to make plentiful; to abound ...1623 obs.