Word of the week: mammothrept.


I decided to bring back my Word of the Week series. Here’s an obsolete one that’s especially appropriate for Christmas, because according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it literally means “spoiled child.” That’s the kid that will get a bag of coal from Santa!

Origin and Etymology of mammothrept:
Greek mammothreptos child brought up by his grandmother, from mammฤ“ mother, grandmother + -o- + threptos, verbal of trephein to bring up, nourish


Try using that one in a sentence!

8 thoughts on “Word of the week: mammothrept.

  1. I will now be calling people mammothrepts. Thanks for that one!

    The fact that it comes from “brought up by his grandmother” really makes me laugh.

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