After moving from Indiana to Arkansas, Shannon noted that people in her new hometown use the adjective proud to mean “glad,” as in “I’m so proud you came for a visit.” In addition to describing someone “full of pride,” the word proud has meant several other things over the centuries. In Middle English, pitcher-proud meant “drunk” or “belligerent.” The term journey proud can describe someone “restless, excited, or nervous about impending travel.”

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