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fearnought

fear·nought
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-nawt]
    • /ˈfɪərˌnɔt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-nawt]
    • /ˈfɪərˌnɔt/

Definitions of fearnought word

  • noun fearnought a stout woolen cloth for overcoats. 1
  • noun fearnought an outer garment of this cloth. 1
  • noun fearnought Alternative form of fearnaught. 1
  • noun fearnought a heavy woollen fabric 0
  • noun fearnought a coat made of such fabric 0
  • noun fearnought a heavy woolen cloth used for coats 0

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Origin of fearnought

First appearance:

before 1765
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1765-75; fear + nought

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Parts of speech for Fearnought

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

fearnought popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fearnought usage trend in Literature

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