Daily Word Quiz
a) a prospector in the desert
b) the noise made by an object in collision
c) a great rage
d) an old term for a hare
Today's Featured Word
one who poses as a perfect model of deportment; an affected person
from the surname of a character in Charles Dicken's 'Bleak House' (1852)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1877 - see EXAMPLE below
"...The maintenance of that staid deportment which the Oriental
Turveydrop considers the best proof of high State and regal dignity..."
From: The Prince of Wales Tour
By: William Howard Russell, 1877
Daily Word Quiz Answer
b) the noise made by an object in collision ...1876 Eng. dial.