subfusc

adjective

sub·​fusc (ˌ)səb-ˈfəsk How to pronounce subfusc (audio)
ˈsəb-ˌ
chiefly British
: drab, dusky

Word History

Etymology

Latin subfuscus brownish, dusky, from sub- + fuscus dark brown — more at dusk

First Known Use

1710, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subfusc was in 1710

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Cite this Entry

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

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