Daily Word Quiz
a) involving manual labour
b) skilled in handwriting
c) fighting with the fists
d) pert. to palmistry
Today's Featured Word
arrogant, hectoring, blustering ...a1693 obs.
a conceited fellow who gives himself airs and is quick to take offense;
a braggart, a hector, a blustering person ...1583 obs.
from 'huff' (vb.) + 'snuff' in the sense offense, resentment
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1583 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Linckt was in wedlock a loftye Thrasonical huf snuffe:
In gate al on typstau's stalcking in phisnomye daring."
From: Thee First Foure Bookes of Virgil his Æneis
Translated by: Richard Stanyhurst, 1583
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) involving manual labour ...1651 obs.