11 Words Which Are Older Than You Think

History’s great. “Hipster”, “legit”, “tricked out” - these terms all go way back.

The exact phrase “tricked out” wasn’t seen until the 19th century, but its meaning would have been understood long beforehand.

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Also used as thieves’ slang for “dwelling house” in the 1820s.

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Yes, there’s no snot here. The world does not need a super-close-up of a dripping nose.

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Basically the Victorians were so snobby they coined a word just to look down on people more efficiently.

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It’s in the famous “All the world’s a stage…” monologue.

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The spelling’s not quite there yet, but it’s the thought that counts.

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…which also makes it nearly a quarter of a century older than “hello”, first used in 1883.

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First used to refer to drugs rather than booze in the 1920s.

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Our hottie from history here is an unnamed knight painted by Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo.

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12. Bonus “your mum” joke

Shakespeare wasn’t above them, why should you be? Here’s some dialogue from Titus Andronicus:

Demetrius: “Villain, what hast thou done?”
Aaron: “That which thou canst not undo.”
Chiron: “Thou hast undone our mother.”
Aaron: “Villain, I have done thy mother.”

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