Daily Word Quiz
a) a giddy, frivolous girl; a lively lass, a wanton woman
b) a skating ring with ice artificially produced
c) a glance suggestive of sexual desire
d) a start from a fright; a sudden shock
Today's Featured Word
a small foot ...1856 jocular
a whimsical expansion of 'tootsy' - a child's or a woman's small foot
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1856 - see EXAMPLE below
"...The brutality of connecting in any way such words with the
feminine Tootsicums, needs no comment."
From: Punch, or The London Charivari
By: "Shocking Result of Wearing Indian-Rubber Goloshes on the Sands." Oct. 4, 1856
Daily Word Quiz Answer
a) a giddy, frivolous girl; a lively lass; a wanton woman ...1611 obs.