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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 29, 2014

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative!   If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!

Another week, a few more pages from my Word-a-Day calendar.  I actually read quite a bit last week but didn’t encounter any new words.

1. bruit – “Several names have been bruited about in legal circles in recent weeks as potential successors. . . .” —Jonathan Saltzman, The Boston Globe, April 16, 2009

Bruit is a verb and it means report or rumor – it’s usually used with about.


2. bosky – “The deer sense our presence and fled to the bosky areas surrounding the meadow.”

Bosky means having abundant trees or shrubs.  It can also mean of or relating to a woods.


3. yegg – “The cops grabbed him and another yegg for a Philadelphia store burglary.” —James Lardner and Thomas Reppetto, NYPD: A City and its Police

Yegg is a noun that means a safecracker; also: a robber.”


What words do you want to celebrate today?

21 Comments leave one →
  1. January 29, 2014 7:10 am

    My husband has always used the word yegg. Makes me wonder about his past! :–)

  2. January 29, 2014 7:55 am

    I’ve run across bruit, but only in relation to a heart murmur.

  3. January 29, 2014 9:07 am

    I don’t believe I have encountered any of those words in the past. I like bosky especially! Thanks for sharing. (auto correct on my computer, doesn’t like it! 🙂

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    January 29, 2014 9:37 am

    Yegg is a wonderful word!

  5. talesofwhimsy permalink
    January 29, 2014 9:43 am

    yegg? I never woulda guessed that.

  6. January 29, 2014 9:45 am

    Hurray! I know one. I have actually used “yegg” in Words with Friends. I feel so empowered right now.

  7. January 29, 2014 10:01 am

    I have never heard of any of these words! Love learning new ones 🙂 I like bosky.

  8. January 29, 2014 12:12 pm

    Yay for the calendar! (Do we have the same one?) Yegg is excellent. I remember seeing that word before, but I didn’t remember the meaning.

  9. Patty permalink
    January 29, 2014 12:25 pm

    I am going to focus on the word bosky…I live in a bosky area!

  10. January 29, 2014 12:53 pm

    I’ve never used any of these words. Actually, I’ve never heard of them before – thanks for the inspiration. Julia of Word Nerd keeps me up-to-date with words like prosaic, a word for everyday and ordinary that perfectly describes daily life. Thanks for the post!

  11. January 29, 2014 2:25 pm

    I like bosky too. I like the way it sounds and the picture it evokes.

  12. January 29, 2014 3:28 pm

    We used to have an area around our home that would have been considered bosky.

  13. January 29, 2014 3:36 pm

    Never heard those before

  14. January 29, 2014 4:15 pm

    Great meme, I didn’t know any of those words!

  15. January 29, 2014 5:09 pm

    All new for me today, Kathy. Bruit threw me- I think because I was thinking of the noun “brute”- thanks for teaching me something!

  16. January 29, 2014 7:58 pm

    Something tells me I should have known what bosky meant, but I’ve never heard it before.

  17. January 30, 2014 12:39 am

    Hi Kathy,

    Some great words again this week, I really need to come by a ‘word a day calendar’, they sound like fun, as well as being informative.

    The only one of your words I know this week is ‘bruit’. Even though we do have quite a few deer close to where we live, I haven’t heard of ‘bosky’ before and ‘yegg’ definitely sounds like an American word and unlike anything I have ever come across over here.

    Thanks for sharing and hosting and I hope that you are enjoying your current book, despite the fact that it has no new and amazing words!


  18. January 30, 2014 12:07 pm

    I’d heard “bruited about” for years–I just didn’t know this was how you spell it.

  19. January 30, 2014 4:12 pm

    I had no clue what any of those words meant. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of them before.

    I love WWW because it increases my vocabulary! I keep wanting to join in, but I mostly read in bed before going to sleep, and never seem to have paper/pen on my nightstand and I’m tired and don’t feel like getting up to hunt them. I need to put them there and leave them.

  20. February 2, 2014 1:17 am

    Those words are all new to me, too!

  21. bookingmama permalink
    February 9, 2014 7:27 pm

    I’ve never heard of any of these!

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