Street Tech pal Erin McKean of Oxford University Press publishes a cool e-list called “Erin’s Weird and Wonderful Word of the Day.” Today’s word is:
an adjective meaning ‘like a rascal’. From a Latin word meaning ‘fork-bearer’, which, by analogy with the forked yoke put on the necks of criminals, also came to mean ‘jailbird’.
OUP also publishes an “American Slang Word of the Day” list. Both are free. Subscribe here.