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stir-crazy

2022-01-12 13:00 作者: 来源: 本站 浏览: 125 views Make a Comment 字号:

摘要: Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2022 is: stir-crazy • \STER-KRAY-zee\&nbs...

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 12, 2022 is:

stir-crazy • \STER-KRAY-zee\  • adjective

Stir-crazy means "distraught because of prolonged confinement."

// Guests at the ski lodge began going stir-crazy after Day 3 of being snowed in by the blizzard. 

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Examples:

"Trying to decide what to do with stir-crazy Vermont kids in winter? Maybe they are home from school on break … and want easy, indoor winter fun. There are a variety of places and attractions that will let your child's creativity, imagination and energy soar, away from the confines of their regular space." — April Barton, The Burlington (Vermont) Free Press, 10 Dec. 2021

Did you know?

Stir-crazy originated as a word to describe a prisoner who became distraught after prolonged confinement. Stir is a 19th-century slang word for "prison" that some word historians have suspected to be from Romani stariben, of the same meaning. But a convincing argument of that origin has yet been made. Today, stir-crazy describes any person who has become restless, agitated, or anxious from being or feeling entrapped in some place.



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