Today's Word "clerisy"

The well-educated class on

Published in Vocabulary

clerisy \KLER-i-see\ (noun) - The well-educated class; the literati; the intelligentsia.

"While Terry fancied himself one of the clerisy, his friends thought of him as nothing so much as a know-it-all and blowhard."


From German Klerisei (clergy), from Medieval Latin clericia, from Late Latin clericus (cleric), from Greek klerikos (belonging to the clergy), from Greek kleros (inheritance).



blog comments powered by Disqus

Social Connections


Zack Hill Steve Kelley 9 Chickweed Lane Paul Szep Carpe Diem David M. Hitch