peachalorum n. an attractive or excellent person or thing. Editorial Note: This word is rare. The second citation is known to have been written by Henry M. Hyde. Etymological Note: Perhaps influenced by cockalorum ‘a self-important little man.’ The Historical Dictionary of American Slang notes that the pseudo-Latin suffixes -alorum and -alorium, possibly extracted from cockalorum, were historically used for humorous emphasis. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. degustibus says:

    I pefer the Ybarra variation

    He winked (quo usque tandem?)
      At puellas on the Forum,
    And sometimes even made
      Those goo-goo oculorum!


    http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/499.html

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