Word of the DayThursday, March 27, 2014
\plash\ , noun;
They live, Mr. Mannering, by the shore-side, at Annan, and a mair decent, orderly couple, with six as fine bairns as ye would wish to see plash in a saltwater dub…
-- Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering or The Astrologer, 1815
The plash of the fountain fell on his ears and charmed them.
-- Brander Matthews, Studies in Local Color, 1898
Plash has been around in English since before 1000. Though the origins are unknown, it might be linked to the Middle Dutch plas meaning "pool."
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