Thursday, April 3, 2008

Another good word

My husband and I were eating out tonight and said in unison the word "kibosh". I think the context was something like "they need to put the kibosh on those loud kids."

It's a nice sounding word. Hearty and strong. Like you have to have some chutzpah to use it!
According to Merriam-Webster it means : something that serves as a check or stop
e.g. put the kibosh on that

Post your good words here!!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

My 4th grade son brought a book home from school yesterday called "Wringer". He asked me what the word meant, and my first thought was "dead wringer", explaining that it's "right on", or to look or act like someone. I asked him what the book was about, he said in the first 3 chapters, the boy celebrates his 9th birthday by receiving "the treatment" by the school bullies. Websters tells us that WRINGER is either a machine for pressing out liquid, or something that causes pain, hardship or exertion... hmmmm, like maybe a school bully?