18 Delightful English Words You Never Learned in School
The author of Wordbirds
went on a word safari through Samuel Johnson's famous 18th-century dictionary to hunt for entries that can help explain those things in life that otherwise leave us speechless.
One who deals in old things vamped up. Now we know..."fripperies" doesn't mean fancy gewgaws or frivolous finery but instead things that have been refurbished. That means that if you spend a Saturday antiquing or going through racks of dresses at vintage clothing stores, you can tell your friends you're at the fripperers.