Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Purlieu \PUR-loo\, noun:

1. A place where one may range at large; confines or bounds.

2. A person's haunt or resort.

3. An outlying district or region, as of a town or city.

4. A piece of land on the edge of a forest, originally land that, after having been included in a royal forest, was restored to private ownership, though still subject, in some respects, to the operation of the forest laws.

~Welcome to my purlieu.  I like that!~


  1. Purlieu... now, that's interesting. I must be confusing it with purview... a word I have seen used for a long time.

  2. Yep, purview I'm familiar with, but purlieu was a new one for me. I like it though...I can see it being used by a suave gentleman. ;)

  3. "Welcome to my purlieu, my darling."