Old words with new meanings?
August 7, 2011 12:24 PM Subscribe
What are some words whose definitions have changed significantly in the last few centuries?
posted by Shelf to Writing & Language (58 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
One example would be "awful" (which no longer indicates awe-inspiring).
(I'm not looking for slang like "gay" or repurposed words like "web".)