OTRO-BOGULOUS - referring to a different Spanish peat


PRONUNCIATION: (ah-struh-BOG-yuh-luhs)

MEANING: adjective: Unusual; bizarre; risqué or indecent.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined by writer Victor Neuburg (1883-1940). A fanciful formation from either Greek oestrous/estrous (heat or rut) or ostreon (oyster) + bog (dirt) + -ulous (full of). Earliest documented use: 1951.

OSTEOBOGULOUS - suffering from priapism

OSTROBONGULOUS - becoming aroused after smoking a hookah

ASTROBOGULOUS - the rationale behind all those old pulp science fiction magazine covers depicting aliens and scantily-clad women