Saturday, 25 February 2012

Entry: ephebes (n.)

In context: "The savvier Big Buddies don't get too overly close with their L.B. ephebes, don't let them forget about the unbridgeable gaps of experience and ability and general status that separate ephebes from upperclassmen who've hing in and stuck it out at E.T.A. for years and years."

Definition: Not in the O.E.D., but certainly familiar outside of Wallace.

eˈphebic adj. of or pertaining to an ephebus, or to early manhood.


SNOOT score: 2

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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