Q&A: What do these early modern english words mean?

November 8, 2012 by
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Question by February Air: What do these early modern english words mean?
these words were used as common insults back then.

sour-faced
malt-worm
reeky
fat-kidneyed
rabbit-sucker
lewd
rug-headed
hedge-pig

i can’t find the definition for these early modern english words anywhere. thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by Leona W
I can guess at 3 of ’em:

sour-faced: always wearing a puckered up face like everyone and everything is distasteful.

reeky: smelly

lewd: an action or comment that is off-color/sexual/not something you would do in the company of the opposite sex or children.

The rest I don’t know, but they’re really funny!!

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2 Comments on Q&A: What do these early modern english words mean?

  1. CC's on Thu, 8th Nov 2012 8:26 am

    google each of them you’ll find the answers

  2. oakleyz1337 on Thu, 8th Nov 2012 9:06 am

    Sour faced means ugly

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