PRIMARY SOURCES: More Weird and Wonderful Words, Erin McKean, 2003; Forgotten English 2006 desktop calendar, Jeffrey Kacirk;
Common Phrases, J. Mordock & Myron Korach, 2001; The Dictionary of Cliches, James Rogers, 1985; The American Heritage Dictionary
Thursday, January 19, 2006
An adulterer; libertine (one who is unconstrained by convention or morality).
Should I laugh that this word comes from the French holier?