Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Five Obsolete Words To Describe A Person

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Change (147)      Communication (122)      People (32)      Personality (27)      Language (11)      History (7)      Character (4)      Obsolete Words (1)     


Five Obsolete Words To Describe A Person
Adapted from Pixabay

While looking for something quite unrelated on the internet, I came across words we never hear now. Just as the English language has acquired numerous new words in the past century it has also 'lost' many over time. Sometimes a word stops being used when it becomes irrelevant due to new machines or technology or social changes. Other times a word is still relevant so I wonder why it stops being used?

TIL (Today I Learned) the following words -



Five Obsolete Words To Describe A Person
gobermouch Image by Marie Vonow

Gobermouch is an old Irish term for someone who is always meddling in other people's business or affairs. We have those people today and might call such a person a busybody or a stickybeak. I knew people who referred to someone like that as 'Esme Watson'. (For those who don't know, Esme was the nosy town gossip in the Australian television series 'A Country Practice'.)



Scaramouch
scaramouchImage by Marie Vonow

I found the word scaramouch on a different site so don't know if it is also an old Irish term. I am guessing it is because gobermouch and scaramouch both end with the same letters. This may not be the case as I have read Scaramouche was a clown character in Italian literature.

So what sort of person is a scaramouch? He/she is a boastful but cowardly person or a cowardly buffoon. A buffoon is a person who behaves in a stupid or annoying way. That's another word I don't hear often.



Scaramouch
gnashnabImage by Marie Vonow

Gnashnab is a word commonly used in northern England in the 18th century to describe a person who complains constantly. That sounds like a whinger to me.



Scaramouch
snoutbandImage by Marie Vonow

A snoutband is that know- it- all who interrupts every conversation to correct or contradict the speaker.



Scaramouch
scobblelotcherImage by Marie Vonow

Scobblelotcher describes a person who avoids hard work. It is believed to have come from an old English dialect word, 'scopperloit' which meant a holiday or break from work. Perhaps today we would refer to the person as a bludger.

I find words fascinating and it is interesting to learn about words we no longer use as well as the new ones.

Related Articles -
Is That Internet/Text Acronym Obsolete


# Change
# Character
# Communication
# History
# Language
# Obsolete Words
# People
# Personality
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Everyone has their own idea of what they consider to be a treat
198 views
I enjoy cooking and it is fun to try out a new recipe
128 views
When I come across a word that is new to me I often write it down on a scrap of paper or put it on...
183 views
There are many factors that work together to make each of us the person we are today
228 views
One day I was out exploring when I came across a secondhand shop called %%Some Days Are Diamonds%%...
118 views
A few months ago I sold my house and moved to a new home
118 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
In some places it is **compulsory** to have dogs, both male and female, desexed, unless they are c...
3 likes
A live plant or bunch of flowers in the hospital ward or private room helps patients recover more qu...
7 likes
ID: 64295
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6800 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
12695 views
Are you missing something in your life and you don’t know what you want? Are you lost and unsu...
1949 views
New words are constantly coming into existence
183 views
The minimalist lifestyle and concept of less is more is now gaining traction in our wardrobes
110 views
Working out your priorities is really helpful for future goal setting
1303 views
Understanding the way other people think and feel is a challenge, especially when their ideas an...
1942 views
As I write this, 2018 is a few days away
144 views
One day you are off to work in a busy office as you have been doing for the past five years or lon...
278 views
A lot of memories are built within the walls of houses we call homes over the years
95 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2021 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version