follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

subfusc

[suhb-fuhsk] /sʌbˈfʌsk/
adjective
1.
subfuscous; dusky.
2.
dark and dull; dingy; drab:
a subfusc mining town.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Latin subfuscus subfuscous
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for subfusc

subfusc

/ˈsʌbfʌsk/
adjective
1.
devoid of brightness or appeal; drab, dull, or dark
noun
2.
(at Oxford University) formal academic dress
Word Origin
C18: from Latin subfuscus dusky, from fuscus dark
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

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for subfusc

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for subfusc

14
18
Scrabble Words With Friends