15 Apr '16

Recently Deleted Words

Deleted Word Meaning
Frutescent (adj) having or approaching the appearance or habit of a shrub; shrubby
Hodad (n) a word from The Beach Boys era meaning "a nonsurfer who frequents surfing beaches and pretends to be a surfer"
Nephoscope (n) an instrument for observing the direction of motion and velocity of clouds
Ostmark (n) unit of currency in the former East Germany
Snollygoster (n) a shrewd, unprincipled person. President Harry S. Truman loved this word, and he sometimes used it to refer to members of the Republican Party.
Sternforemost (adv) with the stern in advance: backward; old nautical term
Stylopodium (n) a disk-shaped or conical swelling or expansion at the base of the style in plants of the family Umbelliferae
Tattletale grey (n) a grayish white; off-white
Vitamin G (n) an outdated term for what is now known as riboflavin, which is a type of B vitamin that helps the body grow, produce red blood cells and release energy from carbohydrates
Brabble (n) paltry noisy quarrel
Growlery (n) place to growl in, private room, den
Threequel (n) the third film, book, event, etc., in a series; a second sequel
Millennium bug (n) an inability in older computing software to deal correctly with dates of January 1, 2000 or later

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/18040/20141016/words-removed-from-merriam-websters-collegiate-dictionary.htm

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2011/08/19/concise_oxford_english_dictionary_what_words_got_dropped_to_make.html

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