The obscure word of the week is rorty

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlThere are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is rorty.

It means ‘boisterous’, and is thought to be of 19th century origin.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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5 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is rorty

    1. It certainly does! To me the word creates the mental image of a Dickensian-era public bar filled with poor(ish) but happy people. A completely ahistorical picture but quite a fun one…

  1. I love the word “rorty.” It’s one I know but never use because no-one knows what it means. Hopefully you featuring it will mean I can use it more often!🙂

    Another one like that I love is “toady.”

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