Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably


(South African, slang) disgusting; sickening; nasty
Word Origin
C20: from syphilitic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for sif
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • sif, his yellow-haired wife, was in despair, knowing not what to do.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • Let me go, and I will bring new hair for sif ere the daylight's gone.

    Told by the Northmen: E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
  • She looks 'sif she thought she owned the earth and I never did like a darnimeering person.

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • A veil covered her head, and Thor scarce knew that this was sif, his wife.

    The Children of Odin Padraic Colum
  • Uller is the name of one, who is a son of sif, and a step-son of Thor.

  • Uller, the winter-god, was the son of sif, and the stepson of Thor.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • sif has a gallant at home; thou wilt anxious be to find him: thou shalt that arduous work perform; it will beseem thee better.

  • Loki, the son of Laufeiar, had out of mischief cut off all the hair of sif.

    The Fairy Mythology Thomas Keightley
  • "Seems 'sif I must grab one sandwich," said Bob, rolling his eyes comically toward the piled-up dishes.

    Two Little Women Carolyn Wells
Related Abbreviations for sif


somatotropin release-inhibiting factor
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for sif

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for sif