July 10, 2012

Word of the Day: Purlieu

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.

Purlieu is an alteration (simulating French lieu, "place") of earlier parlewe, "of a forest".

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