Saturday, November 24, 2012
Definitions for potvaliancy
- Brave only as a result of being drunk.
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Citations for potvaliancy
Obed looked over his shoulder, peering at me with his little short—sighted pig's eyes, into which, in my potvaliancy, I immediately chucked half a tumbler of very strong grog, and under cover of it attempted to bolt through the scuttle.
His bursts of potvaliancy (the male side of the maiden Panic within his bosom) are awful to his friends.
Origin of potvaliancy
Potvaliancy combines the original sense of pot as "drinking cup" with valiancy, which derives from the verb valere, "to be strong."