The obscure word of the week is forrede

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 forrede.

It’s from Old English – in fact it’s over a millenium old, dated back by the OED to around 1000 CE. It means to deceive, betray or seduce. And, as a bonus other meaning, it’s also an obsolete form of the word ‘furred’, as in ‘covered in fur’.

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word. Go on. You know you want to…

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