Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Holus-bolus \HOH-luhs-BOH-luhs\, verb:
To cleanse.

~Holus-bolus comes from a mock-Latin rhyming compound based on the phrase "whole bolus."~

Now doesn't this just sound like a magical word?  Or, perhaps a potion made up of all kinds of funky-fun ingredients. lol  Darling Diva and I have been watching a bit of Charmed this summer, I bet their kitchen would have just what we need to create one spanky holus-bolus for the soul!  ~grin~


  1. OMG! I love this word!! Now I have to figure out a way to work it into my conversation. lol!

  2. Lol...I do that too, Bree. Then people look at me like I'm from some far away world...or like I was dropped on my head as a baby.

    I do love to see their expressions! muahahaah

  3. Hey, I bet hocus pocus came from that word... what'd ya think?

  4. Oh definitely, Savanna! The words are so similar in spelling, sound and meaning that they have to be related. It would be kinda cool to know when the change happened. :)

  5. I did an origin search of Hocus Pocus... while not delving deeply, still, no one! that I discovered made any mention of Holus-bolus. I find that strange.