ugsome

adjective
ug·​some | \ ˈəg-səm How to pronounce ugsome (audio) \

Definition of ugsome

archaic

First Known Use of ugsome

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ugsome

Middle English, from uggen to fear, inspire fear, from Old Norse ugga to fear

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“Ugsome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ugsome. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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