Cold Weather Words to Get You Through Winter
Mental Floss has compiled a list of words that will help you describe things this winter. Here are 10 of them
- Ice-legs. If sea-legs are a person’s ability to walk safely around a ship at sea, then ice-legs are the wintertime equivalent.
- Crule. This means to shiver with cold—or to crouch by a fire to warm up.
- Meggle. This is an old Scots word meaning "to trudge laboriously through mud or snow."
- Aquabob. An 18th-century word for an icicle.
- Snow-bones. They’re the lines of snow or ice left at the sides of roads after the rest of the snow has melted.
- Moble. To moble is to wrap up your head with a hood.
- Mufflements. An old Lancashire dialect word for thick, warm, insulating clothes.
- Hapwarm. This is an 18th-century dialect word for a heavy, all-covering item of clothing, worn to keep in the heat and keep out the cold.
- Hogamadog. When you roll a snowball through a field of snow and it slowly gets bigger and bigger.
- Moorkavie. Probably derived from an old Norse word, kave, meaning “a heavy snowfall or shower of rain,” moorkaavie is a Scots dialect word for a blinding snowstorm.
Go ahead and give them a try this week!