DAY 301 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 PARBREAK, and in keeping with WORDS THAT KIDS WILL LOVE, parbreak is a verb meaning to vomit… and is also used as a noun, meaning vomit.
Parbreak is a double-whammy!
The word parbreak derives from the prefix per + the word break, meaning to break through, and is documented back to the 15th century.
Kids will love the word parbreak because it’s a new “old” way to describe or define a common word and a common occurrence … just a bit more interestingly.
Use the word parbreak with your kids and grandkids today. Let’s just hope you don’t need to parbreak.
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