shamefast

adjective

shame·​fast ˈshām-ˌfast How to pronounce shamefast (audio)
archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English scamfæst, from scamu + fæst fixed, fast

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shamefast was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Shamefast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shamefast. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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