The student news site of Modesto High School

The Panther Press

  • Spread the word, and help the Panther Press reach our entire community!

Word of the Week: Antimacassar

By Matthew Smith, Reporter

Antimacassar is a mid 19th-century word. Both sections of the word are derived from English. Anti is opposed to and Macassar is an old type of oil used for hair. By using the two words from the prior sentence, we are able to deduce that the word’s meaning shares some correlation with preventing a mess of oil. This word refers to a cloth that is placed on the back of a chair to prevent the said mess. This cloth may also be used as an ornament. I hope you’ll concede that antimacassars hold some value. They’re not just ugly articles and poor decor choices you’ll find in some old person’s home.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • News

    Las Vegas Massacre

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    News

    Fires in Northern California

  • News

    The IB Pinning Ceremony

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    Opinion

    How To Deal With Stress

  • Student Life

    Balloon Pop Lunch Game

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    Sports

    HOCO day 4: dodgeball in the quad

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    Feature

    International Festival

  • News

    Rally Recap

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    Showcase

    Fall

  • Word of the Week: Antimacassar

    Showcase

    Modesto High’s Trio Program

The student news site of Modesto High School
Word of the Week: Antimacassar