Word of the day: 2/6/15- Effeminate

Word: Effeminate

You pronounce it: [ih-fem-uh-nit; v. ih-fem-uh-neyt]

Definition:

adjective
1. (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
2. characterized by excessive softness, delicacy, self-indulgence, etc.:
effeminate luxury.

Origin:

1350-1400; Middle English < Latin effēminātus, equivalent to ef- ef- + fēmin (a) woman + -ātus -ate1

I read it while reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.

Not a day passed when he did not fulminate against Batista (That ox! That peasant!) or Castro (That goat-f-ing communist!) or CIA chief Allen Dulles (That effeminate!), who had failed to stop Batista’s ill advised Mother’s Day Amnesty that freed Fidel and the other moncaistas to fight another day.

Works Cited:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Effeminate

Let me know what you think. . .don't be shy.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s