I love finding new words to add to my vocabulary, but earlier this week I wanted to surprise my girlfriend with coffee and when I asked my local Starbucks barista for a coffee sleeve, she informed me that it was actually called a "zarf!"
I've never heard that word before, but apparently it does mean the same thing as a coffee sleeve used to hold your coffee! I decided to look up more words and here are ten other things that you might not know have an actual name:
- Petrichor - The clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground
- Chanking -The food that you spit out, like an olive pit. As a verb, it means to eat noisily
- Armsayes - The actual name for the "armholes" in your sleeves
- Qualtagh - Traditionally, the word is used to define the first person you greet in the new year
- Zarf - The name for the fancy cup holder has morphed into the modern-day cardboard sleeve that comes wrapped around your morning cup of joe.
- Glabella - The space between the eyebrows.
- Nef - An ornamental, silver or gold, ship-shaped stand
- Roorback - A damaging lie made publicly known for political effect—usually in reference to a candidate who is running for office
- Badinage - Playful, joking banter. It can also be used as a verb meaning to playfully banter with or tease someone
- Feat - It also describes a dangling curl of hair.
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