a) a presumptuous, impudent or saucy person
b) insincere or exaggerated talk intended to flatter or deceive
c) an evil speaker, a slanderer
d) a caterpillar that devours cabbages
Today's Featured Word
superabundant; excessive, superfluous ...1651 obs. rare
from Italian traboccante
pres. pple. of traboccare to overflow, superabound
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1651 - see EXAMPLE below
"...that the power of one might not so out-poize and be trabocant
that the rest should be in danger to be blown up."
From: A Survay of the Signorie of Venice
By: James Howell, 1651
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) a presumptuous, impudent, or saucy person ...1622 obs. exc. arch.