Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Entry: boniface (n.)

In context: "...Brooklyn Legal puts on a particularly fine marine spread, and the boniface seemed to know Dr. Incandenza and called him by name..."

Definition:  Taken as the generic proper name of innkeepers; ‘mine host’, or ‘the landlord’ of the inn.

Other: A bit more interesting.  Etymology: < the name of the jovial innkeeper in Farquhar's Beaux Stratagem (1707).

St. Boniface is one of the nicer areas of Winnipeg, I'll add.

SNOOT score:  1
Page: 1062

Source: Oxford English Dictionary, Wikipedia   

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