Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Word of the Day

de rigeur (də rē-gœr')
(adj.) Required by the current fashion or custom; socially obligatory.
[French : de, of + rigueur , rigor, strictness.]

Used in a sentence: When dropping one's child off at a Park Cities school, a tennis ensemble or Juicy Couture sweat-suit is de ri·gueur.

I love fancy-pants words that when used make people go, "Huh?"