Jan 24, 2011


Summary: Here's a WOW word—uxorious—that's looking for a loving home. If you're happily married, you're an excellent candidate for adoption into your own vocabulary ...

Perhaps this is a word better left 'til Mother's Day in May—or better yet, my anniversary in July. But once I learned it last week, I couldn't wait to share it with you.

Uxorious (uks - OR - ee - US) - (adj.) excessively fond of or submissive to a wife. Originating in English before 1600 from the Latin uxor, or wife, it is one of those lost words you might find looking for a home at my fave site Save the Words. You may also recognize it today by its bastardized replacement word whipped which is often accompanied by sound effects and rarely used with the affection that our dear parent word uxorious implies.

To read a nice reminder of the original sentiment, check out this blog post by publicly-loving husband and fellow blogger (not to mention national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine) James Fallows.

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