• Jabe Stafford

Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay

Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Rallack - rall*ack v [nEngl dial var of rollick; cf EDD rallack v. 1] Cf rollix 1899 (1912) Green VA Folk-Speech 344, Rallack. . . To run about after pleasure instead of attending to business. “He goes rallacking about from one place to another.”

“It’s your birthday. Let’s rallack around downtown.”

“Is it a coincidence that rallack and frolic sound similar?”

“Never use the word rallacking seductively. It won’t end well.”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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