Words on Wednesday

I read Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman this week, and I came across some words new or unclear to me:

tumbrels (also tumbrils)an open cart that tilted backwards to empty out its load, in particular one used to convey condemned prisoners to the guillotine during the French Revolution.

zaftig: having a full, rounded figure; plump. (Origin: 1930s: Yiddish, from German saftig ‘juicy’.)

sapphic: 1. relating to lesbians or lesbianism; 2. relating to Sappho or her poetry.

Did you come across any words new to you or in need of clarification? Why not share them with us?


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