Daily Word Quiz
a) abounding in flesh, fat, plump
b) frolicsome, flighty
c) having yellow hair
d) showy but cheap, tawdry
Today's Featured Word
a screech, a shriek ...1470-85 obs.
vb. to shriek, to screech ...a1250 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
parallel form to scritch (vb.) to screech, shriek;
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
a1250 - see EXAMPLE below
"... þu schirchest & ȝollest to þine fere,
þat hit is grislich to ihere"
(You shriek and scream to your mate in a way that's horrible to listen to)
From: The Owl and the Nightingale, a1250
Daily Word Quiz Answer
c) having yellow hair ...1727 obs