MEANING: adjective: Not allowed; forbidden.

ETYMOLOGY: From German verboten (forbidden), past participle of verbieten (to forbid). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bheudh- (to be or to make aware), which also gave us beadle, ombudsman, forbid, and the word Buddha. Earliest documented use: 1912.

VERBOSTEN - how Red Sox and Patriots and Celtics and Bruins fans fans root

VERB TEN - member of a list of action words

OVERBOTEN - they were on sale, and I got way too many of 'em