Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Flight Attendant Who Simmers in a Whorehouse


funny word of the day: stew

Definition from the Merriam-Webster:
1stew
Pronunciation:
\ˈstü, ˈstyü\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English stewe heated room for a steam bath, from Anglo-French estuve, from Vulgar Latin *extufa — more at stove
Date:
13th century
1obsolete : a utensil used for boiling2: a hot bath3 a: whorehouse b: a district of bordellos —usually used in plural4 a: fish or meat usually with vegetables prepared by stewing b (1): a heterogeneous mixture (2): a state of heat and congestion5: a state of excitement, worry, or confusion

2stew
Function:
verb
Date:
14th century transitive verb
: to boil slowly or with simmering heat intransitive verb 1 : to become cooked by stewing 2 : to swelter especially from confinement in a hot or stuffy atmosphere 3 : to be in a state of suppressed agitation, worry, or resentment

3stew
Function:
noun
Etymology:
short for stewardess
Date:
1970
: flight attendant

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