Glose

by Heather

Vest-Pocket Vocabulary

Glose, v. to flatter.

Word in the Wild: Ruby was always amazed at her son’s ability to suddenly glose and fawn whenever he found himself needing the car.

This Vest-Pocket word, also spelled gloze, has been around since the 13oos, but it’s only rarely used now. You’ll sometimes find it used in the phraseglose it” as in, “if you need to get something from her try glosing it.”

You can find a complete listing of the Word Blog’s Vest-Pocket Vocabulary entries and learn more about where they come from here.

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