from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. A word of doubtful meaning used once by Shakespeare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A spurious (or perhaps obscene) word occurring only in the following passage. It has been conjectured to be a misprint for weeping.


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  • Webster's says "A word of doubtful meaning". I've never seen that before.

    October 28, 2007

  • sexually exhausted through promiscuity.

    A nonce-word from Shakespeare, according to the OUP blog.

    October 28, 2007