subfusc

adjective
sub·fusc | \ (ˌ)səb-ˈfəsk , ˈsəb-ˌ \

Definition of subfusc 

chiefly British

: drab, dusky

First Known Use of subfusc

1710, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subfusc

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about subfusc

Statistics for subfusc

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for subfusc

The first known use of subfusc was in 1710

See more words from the same year

Comments on subfusc

What made you want to look up subfusc? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to deposit or conceal in a hiding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!