11 Trending Words of 2014
Old English steam "vapor, fume," from Proto-Germanic *staumaz (cf. Dutch stoom), of unknown origin. Steam age first attested 1941. Steam heat as a method of temperature control recorded from 1904.
Old English stemen, stymen "to emit a scent or odor," from the root of steam (n.). Slang meaning "to make angry" is from 1922. Related: Steamed; steaming.
Covert; clandestine; sneaky: His piece of stealth journalism was an exercise in character assassination/ The Republicans are turning Dan Quayle into a virtual stealth Vice President; not even any pictures of him on the Bush-Quayle re-election posters
[late 1980s+; fr the US Stealth fighter plane, activated in 1983, which, along with a bomber version, was designed to be invisible to radar detection]
To rob someone thoroughly and subtly; strip someone
[1974+; fr the notion that the person being robbed must or might as well be blind]