Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 05/22/19 Buckram

Buckram (noun, verb)
buckram [ buhk-ruh m ]


noun
1. a stiff cotton fabric for interlinings, book bindings, etc.
2. stiffness of manner; extreme preciseness or formality.

verb (used with object), buck·ramed, buck·ram·ing.
3. to strengthen with buckram.
4. Archaic. to give a false appearance of importance, value, or strength to.

RELATED WORDS
solid, stark, tight, tense, rigid, thick, wooden, creaky, arthritic, firm, refractory, set, brittle, rheumatic, fixed, frozen, graceless, hardened, inelastic, mechanical

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Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English bukeram < Middle High German buckeram or Old Italian bucherame, said to be named after Bukhara, once noted for textiles

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