Today I have a super-cool word for you that I came across while looking at the subject heading for book someone was reading.
Are you really ready, because this word is awesome.
Say it with me: Ucks-or-i-cide.
It means either the murder of one’s wife, or one who murders his wife. It comes from a Latin word for wife that also has given us a couple other awesome words.(1)
Uxorilocal: Applied to or denoting residence after marriage in the area of the wife’s home or community.
Uxorious: Of persons: Dotingly or submissively fond of a wife; devotedly attached to a wife. Of actions, etc.: Marked or characterized by excessive affection for one’s wife.
It makes my day when I come across a whole new set of words like this.(2)
- Note that since these words begin with u and x they would make great Scrabble words.
- I am not, nor have I ever, denied that I’m a nerd.