Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Frequently Used in Crossword Puzzles

funny word of the day: oaf

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈōf\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural oafs
Etymology: alteration of auf, alfe goblin's child, probably from Middle English alven, elven elf, fairy, from Old English elfen nymphs; akin to Old English ælf elf — more at elf
Date: 1625
1 : a stupid person : boob 2 : a big clumsy slow-witted person
— oaf·ish \ˈō-fish\ adjective
— oaf·ish·ly adverb
— oaf·ish·ness noun

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