Word of the Week: veld

Howdy, Word Lovers! Last week’s WOW (Word of the Week) was bloviate. The Merriam-Webster definition is: to speak or write verbosely and windily. How have I gone over a half century not knowing this word when I’m quite obviously a bloviator. Example A right here, folks!

The father-in-law gets darn close on this one–honestly, he should win this one because he stated that it’s about talking at great length with a lot of hot air and that’s probably the connotation of this word in every day use. I hear Bill O’Reilly is a bloviator. Not sure I’m wild about being lumped in there with Mr. O’Reilly, but I suppose there are lots of ways to be verbose!

This week’s WOW is veld. Here are my guesses for its definition; I feel like I should know this one, but I’m not completely certain of its definition:

veld (ˈvelt, ˈfelt ) 1. holding velvet 2.  welding vine-like metals 3. selling a gelding 4. overcome with emotion

Your guesses for veld? Put ’em right below this post! Comment away.

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  1. May 30th, 2018 | J Arnold` says:

    veld= a verdant field—lush vegetation

  2. June 7th, 2018 | Joyce V says:

    It’s the Dutch word for “field”. I know it is not the right answer, but couldn’t let that one go 😉

  3. June 7th, 2018 | maryann says:


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