[fahr-th ing-geyl] /ˈfɑr ðɪŋˌgeɪl/
a hoop skirt or framework for expanding a woman’s skirt, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
a hoop or framework worn under skirts, esp in the Elizabethan period, to shape and spread them
1550s, from Middle French verdugale, from Spanish verdugado “hooped, hooped skirt,” from verdugo “rod, stick, young shoot of a tree,” from verde “green,” from Latin viridis (see verdure). Originally made from cane hoops or rods.
noun, Slang. 1. money made easily or quickly and sometimes unscrupulously: He speculated briefly in the commodities market in the hope of making a fast buck. modifier : Fast-buck speculators were getting rich on inflated FHA appraisals/ Fast-buck artists, dreamers, and even some well-heeled companies noun phrase Money gotten quickly, esp without too fine a […]
[fahr-th ing] /ˈfɑr ðɪŋ/ noun 1. a former bronze coin of Great Britain, equal to one-fourth of a British penny: withdrawn in 1961. 2. something of very small value: I don’t care a farthing for your opinion. /ˈfɑːðɪŋ/ noun 1. a former British bronze coin, worth a quarter of an old penny, that ceased to […]
[fahr-th ist] /ˈfɑr ðɪst/ adjective, superl. of far with farther as compar. 1. most distant or remote. 2. most extended; longest. adverb, superl. of far with farther as compar. 3. at or to the greatest distance. 4. at or to the most advanced point. 5. at or to the greatest degree or extent. [fahr] /fɑr/ […]
[fahr-ther-mohst, -muh st] /ˈfɑr θərˌmoʊst, -məst/ adjective 1. most distant or remote; farthest. /ˈfɑːðəˌməʊst/ adjective 1. most distant or remote