Set 45 – Five New Words For Dec 15

Theme- Words that are names

1. josh

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To make fun of or tease in a good-natured way.
noun: A teasing or joking remark.

USAGE:
“Dave and I quietly caught up with each other, and reminisced. We joked and joshed.”

2. biddy (BID-ee)

MEANING:
noun:
1. A young chicken.
2. A woman, especially an elderly one, who is talkative, interfering, or annoying.
3. A cleaning woman.

USAGE:
“Les Dawson’s most lasting legacy is probably Cissie and Ada, the gossiping old biddies whose innuendo-laden sketches graced his television shows for many years.”

3. harry

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.:
1. To harass, attack, or annoy, especially repeatedly.
2. To raid or pillage.

USAGE:
“A campaign backed by the Polish government harries media outlets that carelessly say ‘Polish death camps’ (instead of ‘Nazi German death camps in occupied Poland’).”

4. mulligan

MEANING:
noun:
1. A second chance, especially in golf where a player is sometimes given another shot to make up for a poor shot which is not counted.
2. A stew made from odds and ends, using whatever is available.

USAGE:
“It’s the Do-Over Derby, in which the only candidates not asking for a mulligan are the ones demanding dozens of them.”

5. rube (roob)

MEANING:
noun: An unsophisticated person from a rural area.

USAGE:
“Is he simply some rube, an easy target for fast-talking telephone magazine salespeople?”

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