Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wednesday's Word
formerly known as the "What're Words For..."

Word: Faht (N)
Definition: Prissy person, meticulous, "nahsty-neat"; applies to both genders. Usually prefaced by "awful old."

Usage:"He's an awful old faht. Never been known to go anywhere without his necktie on."


"You ain't going to your Aunt Polly's for supper?."
"Not if I can help it. She's an awful old faht; wants to wash your plate before you've et!"

(Definition from: "How To Talk Yankee", by Gerald Lewis & Tim Sample, copyright 1979, 1986 by The Thorndike Press; copyright 1989 by the First North Country Press)

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