Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!
Sorry, no definitions found.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Sorry, no example sentences found.
Log in or sign up to add your own related words.
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.
she commented on the word bovrilize
Nope; -ril seems to be an arbitrary tacking-on.Oh, certainly! And you do have marmiton (from French, Marmite + -oon): 'An assistant to a chef or cook; a kitchen servant doing menial work, a scullion.'
August 12, 2008
gangerh commented on the word bovrilize
That's fascinating, she. I get the 'Bov' bit which I'd never noticed before! Is the 'ril' bit explicable?And is 'marmitize' relevant here? Or is it too soon to go there again? Added.
v., To concentrate the essence of; to epitomize, condense.From Bovril, the proprietary name of a concentrated essence of beef, invented in 1889 by J. Lawson Johnston. (Holy sh░t.)
Wordnik is fiscally sponsored by Planetwork NGO, Inc,a California 501(c) (3) non-profit educational organization, EIN #94-3366969.