a) to make a hasty departure, to disappear
b) to breathe or blow on one
c) to bring to an end, to terminate
d) to astonish, to confound
Today's Featured Word: RIFTY TUFTY
with disorderly haste or confusion; helter-skelter ...1592 obs.
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1592 - see EXAMPLE below
"...To sweare and stare until we come to shore,
Then rifty tufty, each one to his skore."
From: The Pilgrimage to Paradise
By: Nicholas Breton, 1592
Daily Word Quiz Answer
ABOB d) to astonish, to confound ...c1330 obs. rare