Word of the Week: October 16, 2023

Word of the Week: a bookish meme hosted here on Mondays in which we share a word that we find entertaining, enlightening, edifying, or just plain fun to say! Share your own word on your blog, then help me grow the meme and come share it here on mine!

Here’s a fun word for this time of year!

This word apparently fell into disuse, where “ugly” remained part of our everyday vocabulary. “Ugsome”, according to Wordsmith.org, comes from the Old Norse ugga (to fear). I figured this could be a fun word for describing scary things around Halloween, like the things that jump scare you at haunted houses.

Got a word? Share it below! Then share the meme to help it grow.

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