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Girl (Dates to the 1300s)

Today’s meaning: young female.

Original meaning: young person, either gender.

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Fantastic

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Fantastic (Dates to the 1300s)

Today’s meaning: exceptionally good.

Original meaning: existing only in the imagination, like a fantasy.

Buxom

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Buxom (Dates to the 1100s)

Today’s meaning: large-breasted.

Original meaning: compliant or obedient. John Milton used it this way in Paradise Lost; he describes Death flying easily through “the buxom air.”

Fizzle

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Fizzle (Dates to 1598)

Today’s meaning: fail weakly, die out.

Original meaning: fart quietly.

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