Today’s Word : hircine

WORD: hircine

PRONUNCIATION:

(HUHR-syn, -sin)

MEANING:

adjective:

1. Of or relating to a goat.
2. Having a strong odor.
3. Lustful; lewd.

ETYMOLOGY:

From Latin hircus (goat). Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:

“The showgirls, all looking to be in their early 20s, came out and posed next to the hircine and bearded Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill, the guitarist and the bassist.”
Peter Watrous; America’s Pulse as Taken by ZZ Top; The New York Times; Jun 8, 1994.

Explore “hircine” in the Visual Thesaurus.

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