On the radio today, someone used the word meretricious with the intended meaning of 'deserving' or 'worthy'. The Concise Oxford Dictionary says that it means 'showily but falsely attractive' or 'of or befitting a prostitute'. I wonder what the speaker...
Source: TDOL's Language Archive
By Tdol in forum General Language Discussions
Last Post: 11-Mar-2004, 16:59
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