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Postby KatyBr » Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:34 pm

I've proposed this word several times but it hasn't been made into a WOTD by our own Dr. Goodword yet; so I'm trying again.

pin·guid (pngwd)
Fat; oily.

[Latin pinguis + -id (as in liquid).]

Pinguid (n) fat and oily

This sleazy word comes from the Latin pinguis (fat; rich; dull; oily; [greasy]

Pinguid is the scum that forms on the top of my homemade chicken stock called schmaltz. I like schmaltz, but pinguid sounds icky.

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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:13 pm

I don't see anything special about pinguid. I really hope nobody uses it around me and I certainly will never use it.

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