Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

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As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of our minds, gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!

This month’s word is: TROMP

Tromp

Walk heavily; trudge.

‘she tromped across the yard’

Tread or stamp on.

‘Larry took a step forward and tromped on his wrist’

So this is what the Oxford online dictionary says about the word tromp. I have to admit I picked this word because it sounded a bit like Trump, who’s an idiot and I kind of hoped I would be able to use it describe it. I suppose you could say that Trump has tromped the American people but hey, I’m not one for political commentary so let’s focus on its other uses!

Obviously we all know words like trudge, stomp or stamp, but I have to admit I hadn’t heard of tromp. I quite like it as a word. It has a bit of comic value about it. My kids often tromp about when they’ve been told off, or to clear up their toys. My daughter in particular loves a good tromp about. I however, don’t tromp. (Okay, maybe if you asked my husband he’d say I tromp, but I still don’t think I do!). It’s definitely a word I plan to get into my current WIP. It’s a good job I’m still on line edits!

Do you tromp? Have you tromped lately? Let me know in the comments below! And please share any lost words you know, I’d love to hear them!

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Katie Ginger

The first thing you need to know about me is, I like gin. Lots and lots of gin.
I live in the South East of England in a lovely little town by the sea and spend my time working, running around after my kids, walking our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit, and writing!

I love history and have a Master’s degree, but have also been lucky enough to work in various castles and museums over the years. I’ve yet to get one of them into a story though – I really must try harder!

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