Wondrous Word Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme from Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading.  If you want to play along, grab the button, and write a post.

This word I found in a recent news article about a missing EastEnders soap opera star in London.


1 : a small house
: an apartment often on two floors

Neighbours of Miss McCluskie have reacted with shock following the discovery.  Margaret O’Carroll, 88, said: “I’ve seen Gemma grow up around here, this is terrible.  She lives in that maisonette with her mother and one of her two brothers. She’s very nice, a nice girl.”

It seems like such a paltry offering, this one word for Wondrous Word Wednesday, but it’s all I’ve got!  🙂

What new words did you come across this week?



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5 responses to “Wondrous Word Wednesday

  1. It is a great word, not paltry at all. I’d never heard it, even though maison is well known.

  2. I have to get back into doing WWW. When I was doing it, my favorite where words the use in Europe (especially England) that we can’t use here without sounding oafish (oafish is kind of one of them) Anyway, not paltry, this is a great word.

  3. I knew that one from living in France! Thanks for playing along today.

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