Word of the Day
Apps by Dictionary
Yours, Etc.: Origins and Uses of 8 Sign-Offs
(in the South Atlantic States) a term used to refer to a poor, uneducated person from a rural area.
This term refers to the eating of clay-rich dirt, a persistent custom among poor white and black people in some rural areas of the South.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
8 Words That Are Older Than You...
Know These 9 Commonly Confused...
Carried Away: 9 Words About Wind
7 Books Written About World War I
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Few English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
And you poor creatures—who conjured you out of the clay? Is God in show business, too?
For ever will I sleep, while poor maids cry, Alas, for pity stay, And let us die With thee, men...
The Divine Vision still was seen, Still was the human form divine Weeping in weak & mortal clay; O...
Nearby words for clay-eater
clayton antitrust act
clean and green
clean and jerk
clean as a whistle
clean bill of health