dictionary

 

In 1828, at the age of 70, Noah Webster published An American Dictionary of the English Language. He hoped to help children in overcrowded schools better articulate themselves and standardize American speech.  As the dictionary was revised-with additions and eventually deletions-words that once were common became obsolete.

Here are a few that didn’t make the cut and were removed-wishing these colorful words had a second chance.

younker    [yuhng-ker]
noun   
a youngster
a young noble or gentleman

brabble   [brab-uh l]
verb (used without object):  brabbled, brabbling
to argue stubbornly about trifles; wrangle
noun
noisy, quarrelsome chatter

frigorific    [frig-uh-rif-ik]
adjective
causing or producing cold