Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday March 10, 2009
pedestrian \puh-DES-tree-uhn\ , noun:
1. a person who gets about on foot; walker
1. going on foot; walking
2. without imagination; dull
You know, the fact that every morning you get a script in your mailbox, that's going to stop. All these little pedestrian, mundane things. And the cash.
-- Paul Reiser
by 1716, from Latin pedester/pedestris "plain, prosaic," from pedes "one who goes on foot," from pes/pedis "foot." Meaning "going on foot" is first attested 1742; the noun meaning "walker" is c 1770.