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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 23, 2015

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!

I found several new words in The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell.

1. moggy – “She is a black and white moggy with sweet temperament and very few annoying habits.”

A moggy is a cat.


2. preeny – “Whereas he was rough and ready, Luke was vain and preeny.”

I couldn’t find a definition for preeny but assume it’s related to preen which means to dress or groom (oneself) with elaborate care; primp.


3. froideur – “At first she’d found Pearl’s froideur quite intimidating.”

Froideur means an attitude of haughty aloofness; cold superiority.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. December 23, 2015 4:19 am

    Huh, moggy, never knew

  2. December 23, 2015 6:07 am

    I think “moggy” is a WAY more cute name for an animal than “cat”! And besides, then someone could say one has a moggy and a doggy…

  3. December 23, 2015 8:17 am

    I’ve never heard moggy before 🙂

  4. December 23, 2015 8:34 am

    Froideur even SOUNDS like its meaning. Great words today!

  5. Patty permalink
    December 23, 2015 8:46 am

    See? I personally believe that I am muggy but Den would say otherwise!

  6. December 23, 2015 9:36 am

    Fun words today. We own a black and white moggy with very few annoying habits, but not really a sweet temperament!

  7. December 23, 2015 9:40 am

    I guessed the same for preeny but didn’t know the other 2. And when I typed preeny, my computer wanted to autocorrect to pretty.

  8. December 23, 2015 10:04 am

    I’m guessing preeny is a made-up word! I knew froideur from high school French, but not the others!

  9. December 23, 2015 10:23 am

    I knew preen(y), but not the other two.

  10. December 23, 2015 12:57 pm

    Moggy is great! I had a darling moggy named Mugsy.

  11. December 23, 2015 2:16 pm

    Moggy, really, interesting, never would have guessed that one.

  12. December 23, 2015 2:36 pm

    I think moggy caught everyone’s eye, good word.

  13. December 24, 2015 2:33 am

    Never heard moggy before. Good one!

  14. bookingmama permalink
    January 1, 2016 7:56 pm

    Lots of British words I guess!

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