Daily Word Quiz
a) a disgusting or contemptible fellow
b) a prominent and aquiline nose
c) a prison guard
d) a hatchet
Today's Featured Word: POPPINODDLES
a boyish term for a somersault ...1867 Eng. dial. (Cumberland)
? - noddles for head, as in over 'pop over the head'
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
Poppinoddles, a boyish term for a summerset.
From: A Glossary of the Words and Phrases of Cumberland: Supplement
By: William Dickinson, 1867
"..."I is to tumble the poppenoddles," cries the bullet-headed gentleman.
And presently the rustic young gamester is tossing somersets for a penny."
From: The Shadow of a Crime
By: Thomas Henry Hall Caine, 1885
• The English Dialect Dictionary,
Joseph Wright, 1898-1905
Daily Word Quiz Answer
CHEESE-CUTTER b) a prominent and aquiline nose ...1873 sl.