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Jul 2, 2013This week's theme
Words to describe people
This week's words
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A fat and slovenly person.
From Middle English fusty (smelly, moldy). Earliest documented use: 1600.
The first recorded use of the word is from Shakespeare's Henry IV in which Falstaff exclaims, "Away, you scullion! You rampallion! You fustilarian! I'll tickle your catastrophe."
"I've no fancy to be guzzled up by a wolf or spitted on the tusks of one of the fustilarian wild boars."
Joan Aiken; Whispering Mountain; Starscape; 2002.
See more usage examples of fustilarian in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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