pelting

adjective

pelt·​ing ˈpel-tiŋ How to pronounce pelting (audio)
archaic

Word History

Etymology

probably from English dialect pelt piece of trash

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pelting was in 1540

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“Pelting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelting. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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