Home » Dictionary » frutal


 n.— «He headed in for an attempted dunk. Ker-plunk. Cooper lost the ball on the way up. He then ran to the bench and stretched out while laughing. “This was frutal,” Cooper said, offering a new word that might be a combination of “futile” and “brutal.”» —“At practice, Nuggets on defensive—Cooper style” by Chris Tomasson Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colo.) Dec. 30, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Further reading

At First Blush (episode #1529)

Book recommendations and the art of apology. Martha and Grant share some good reads, including an opinionated romp through English grammar, a Spanish-language adventure novel, an account of 19th-century dictionary wars, and a gorgeously illustrated...

Up Your Alley (episode #1504)

Book recommendations, including a collection of short stories inspired by dictionaries, and a techno-thriller for teens. Or, how about novels with an upbeat message? Publishers call this genre up lit. Plus, a clergyman ponders an arresting phrase in...