Skip to comments.Word of the Day: Meretricious
Posted on 06/22/2018 6:17:53 AM PDT by Red Badger
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
mer·e·tri·cious ˌmerəˈtriSHəs/ adjective adjective: meretricious
1.apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity. "meretricious souvenirs for the tourist trade" synonyms: worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, trashy, Brummagem, tasteless, kitsch, kitschy; More false, artificial, fake, imitation; informaltacky, chintzy "the meretricious glitter of the whole charade"
2. archaic relating to or characteristic of a prostitute.
Origin early 17th century: from Latin meretricius (adjective from meretrix, meretric- prostitute, from mereri be hired) + -ous.
alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions; tawdry.
based on pretense, deception, or insincerity.
pertaining to or characteristic of a prostitute.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
Class is in session!....................
During the Roman Empire, Prostitutes and Actors were forbidden from participating and Voting in Any and all Civil and Government affairs because of their meretricious character
“Meretricious” is Stormy Daniels on her mission to the border. Right down to its etymological roots.
I wish you a meretricious and a Gowdy new year!
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"...I like my women just a little on the meretricious side..."
I never knew that Sormys real name was Mary-Tricia
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