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Sep 29, 2017
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Words to describe people

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drama queen
illiterati
dastard
samfie
mammothrept

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with Anu Garg

mammothrept

PRONUNCIATION:
(MAM-uh-thrept)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A spoilt child.
2. A person of immature judgment.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin mammothreptus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek mammothreptos (brought up by one’s grandmother), from mamme (grandmother) + trephein (to bring up or nourish). Earliest documented use: 1601.

USAGE:
“And having seen the parents I am impatient to see this youth, the fruit of their strangely unattractive loins: will he be a wretched mammothrept? A little corporal?”
Patrick O’Brian; Master and Commander; Lippincott; 1969.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be! -Miguel de Cervantes, writer (29 Sep 1547-1616)

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