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Middle-English Word of the Day - March 25, 2008

Drasty (adj.) - trashy, worthless.

By god, quod he, for pleynly, at a word,
Thy drasty rymyng is nat worth a toord!
Thou doost noght elles but despendest tyme.
Sire, at o word, thou shalt no lenger ryme.

- Chaucer, Geoffrey: The Canterbury tales (1387-1394)

Pronunciation: /drAsti/

/d/ d in dog
/r/ r in red
/A/ a in father
/s/ s in hiss
/t/ t in tie
/i/ i in machine

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
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