In our final rummage through the extinct words collection it is again easy to see why so many are not needed any more.
Although no longer in use, it is still interesting to see how people spoke in times gone by and also to see how descriptive many of these words are.
outroop – an auction sale
palliard – a professional beggar
piepowder – a wayfarer, itinerant
privado – a private friend, especially of a prince
pundigrion – a pun
roberdsman – a stout robber
rother – an ox, a cow
rumbullion – rum
rutter – a mercenary cavalryman
scelerate – wicked
scroyle – a wretch
slammakin – a loose gown
smicker – beautiful; wanton
surquedry – arrogance
tiff – to dress, trick out
trump – to deceive
versability – aptness to be turned round
viliaco – a coward
wanhope – despair
wanze – to waste away
More next week when we begin a two-part look at words which may surprise you.
* All words in this blog post have been supplied by The 12th edition of The Chambers Dictionary. ISBN 97805501002379