Word of the day: couth (kth)


Marked by or possessing a high degree of sophistication; refined: "Many picnics manage without this sophistication, but we like to be couth and feel that the delicacies of gracious living enhance the chances" (John Gould).


Refinement; sophistication: "The man has no couth" (Los Angeles Times).


When I think of this word, couth, I think of my father. He liked to use the word couth. He seemed proud that he knew the word and was the only one I ever knew to use it. Regularly, at least. I don't know if he still does.