I chose the word Doughty for this weeks word, it’s on that pops up every now and again in the older novel, particularly the classics and isn’t a word that is in common use any longer. I think we should bring it back though as it has a beautiful lyrical feel to it and is so useful.
Anyway, my alternative meaning for the word Doughty is ‘a tea flavoured dough used in baking‘, what would yours be?
This week’s word is DOUGHTY, it is an ADJECTIVE and is pronounced ‘doh-tee’
- The doughty girl was fearless when it came to seeing off the boys who bullied her younger brother.
- It was observed that the indigenous population was comprised particularly doughty warriors when it came to repelling the imperial advance.
Origins of the word Doughty
The first known use of the word Doughty was before the year 1000 and it derives from the Old English dohtig meaning worthy. It appears to have originated in the Old High German word toht.
Words Similar or Related to Doughty
Bold, fearless, heroic, brave or courageous.
Why the Weekly Word?
The idea of the Weekly Word comes from Toastmasters International which is a speaking club I belong to. Each meeting we have a Grammarian Role and the purpose of the role is to try new words that stretch our vocabulary as well as to monitor and report back on people’s use of language. If you’d like to find out more about Toastmasters groups in your area then you can visit their website at: http://www.toastmasters.org.
Now, If you would like to see previous Weekly Words you can find them all listed here: the-weekly-word
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