DAY 284 of 365 Days of Literacy for Kids:
Obsolete words are no longer in general use and may have fallen out of favor for nearly a century or more, but who says obsolete and rarely used words can’t be revived by kids who love words?
Today’s word is ONYGOPHAGIST (o-ni-goff-a-jist), a noun meaning one who bites his or her nails.
OK. There IS a word for this commonly considered unhealthy/nervous habit.
Maybe knowing that the word onygophagist is Greek for nail eating is enough to know that you don’t want to be one… an onygophagist, that is.
Kids will love the word onygophagist because they will know someone who IS one and want to use the word.
Use the word onygophagist with your kids and grandkids today.
Hey, we’ve all been onygophagists at one moment or another!
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