Hello World Out There World!
This weeks old word is privign. Now, this word is a noun that was used mostly between 1605 all the way to 1654. Privign is a fancier way of saying stepson… why they had to make a fancier term for stepson I don’t know but that’s what this weeks word means.
How to pronounce this weeks word:
Examples of using privign in a sentence:
He was looking forward to gaining a privign after he married the love of his life.
The woman was known to not be so kind to her privign.
Their privign was treated more like a housekeeper than one of their children.
Should this would be brought back?
I think if you are writing historical fiction or getting together with your steampunk buddies for an adventure around town this word would make more sense to use… but to use it in common, everyday conversation – no. Like many of the words I do in this segment privign is a fun word to say but it’s one that would take more explaining than it would to just say stepson. This doesn’t mean I won’t use it but I doubt it is going to make a comeback. 🙂