Daily Word Quiz
a) jubilant or rejoicing
b) important, full of consequence
c) postponed, prolonged, delayed
d) conceited, proud; pompous
Today's Featured Word: CHICKEN-PECKED
under the rule of a girl; governed by a child ...1786 humorous nonce word
from chicken a child + peck to show dominance over another in the establishment of a pecking order;
as henpecked is under the rule of a woman
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1786 - see EXAMPLE below
"...What am I the better for burying a jealous wife?
To be chicken-peck'd is a new persecution,
more provoking than the old one..."
From: The Heiress; a Comedy
By: John Burgoyne
Daily Word Quiz Answer
COMPERENDINOUS c) postponed, prolonged, delayed ...1730 obs.