Ragrowtering


Ragrowtering

(rag-RUW-ter-een)

Noun:

-Playing at romps, and thereby rumpling, roughening and tearing the clothes to rags.

-Playing the rogue in a wanton frolic.

-Playing at romps, which makes rags grow.

From “A History of English Sounds From the Earliest Period, Including an Investigation of the General Laws of Sound Change, and Full Word Lists” Volume 9, Issue 1by Henry Sweet - 1879

Used in a sentence

“Ah, how I long for the halcyon days of my youth, spending each Elysian day of summer vacation engaged in the young boy’s serious business of ragrowtering and general jackanapery.”

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