Daily Word Quiz
a) having an excitable temperament
b) intoxicated with alcohol
c) rich, well-to-do
d) lewd, lascivious, wanton
Today's Featured Word
one who would shear a penny; a mean person of the worst kind;
a niggard, a miser ...1606 obs. rare
from share (vb.) to cut into parts; to cut off (obs.)
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1606 - see EXAMPLE below
"...for Ile goe neere to cosen olde father share-penny of his daughter."
From: Wily Beguiled, 1606
Daily Word Quiz Answer
c) rich, well-to-do ...1899 Eng. dial.