Daily Word Quiz
a) to see, to watch, to spy
b) to shudder or quiver for fear
c) to injure or destroy by treading
d) to irritate, to annoy
Today's Featured Word
also JINIPPEROUS, JINNIPEROUS
spruce, trim; finical, over-particular ...1825 Sc.
the form suggests derived from English juniper, either from the tree's compact habit or the use of its berries as a flavouring or a disinfectant
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1825 - Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
JINIPPEROUS adj. Spruce, trim, stiff. Aberd.
"...Sir Simon canna turn oot ane wi' a mair jinniprous heidpiece..."
From: Johnny Gibb of Gushetneuk
By: William Alexander, 1871
Daily Word Quiz Answer
b) to shudder or quiver for fear ...c1450 obs. rare