A police officer’s club or stick
manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind: a negative attitude; group attitudes. position or posture of the body appropriate to or expressive of an action, emotion, etc.: a threatening attitude; a relaxed attitude. Aeronautics. the inclination of the three principal axes of an […]
a person who assumes attitudes or poses for effect.
to assume ; pose for effect. Historical Examples Then Ma, seizing a sword, began to attitudinize, smearing his face all over with coal-dust. Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio vol. II (of 2) Songling Pu Ma then got up and began to attitudinize, singing a plaintive air like the girls with the turbans. Strange Stories […]
noun (archaic or dialect) a spider an ill-natured person Historical Examples The ettercap is the poison-spider, and should be spelt “attercop.” Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. n. “spider,” Old English attorcoppe, literally “poison-head,” from ator “poison, venom,” from Proto-Germanic *aitra- “poisonous ulcer” (cf. Old […]