Saturday, August 2, 2008

August 3 - 9 Word of the Week: rawny

August 3 - 9 Word of the Week


Definition according to the Dictionary of Newfoundland English:
rawny a EDD ~ adj
1 'thin,' 2 'of cloth, thin' So; DINNEEN ránaidhe 'thin'; JOYCE 311.

1 Thin, gaunt, bony (1937 DEVINE 39).

207-467 I never saw such a rawny horse. 1968 DILLON 151 He was a big rawney-boned fella.

2 Of cloth, flimsy, threadbare.

P 113-56 His coat must have been cheap. It became rawny after only one winter.

P 245-61 His shirt cuffs are rawny (frayed).

P 184-67 That material is rawny. 1979 'Twas a way of life 45 If the [sweater] was poorly done, comment was passed on it, 'Some rawny! You could shoot gulls through that!'

Now, we invite you to RELiVE, REMEMBER and REFRESH iT and/or even REDEFiNE iT!

The main thing is to RELiSH iT.

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The word of the week is released each Sunday morning on the Newfoundland and Labrador CBC Radio program Weekend Arts Magazine with host Angela Antle.

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