Word of the Week Wednesday: selcouth

This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: selcouth.

Selcouth could be considered a self-describing word.  It means strange or uncommon.

It comes originally from Old English from sel- as in seldom and couth which used to mean known or familiar.

This is a fun, odd word but not really one that feels like it would slip easily into everyday conversation.  Although, I suppose if it could, it wouldn’t be very selcouth.



About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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