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noun Usually Facetious.
  1. coolness.
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Origin of coolth

First recorded in 1540–50; cool + -th1
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Examples from the Web for coolth

Historical Examples

  • But he kept on steadily and tried to think how pleasant the coolth was.

    The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Volume Edition

    Rudyard Kipling

  • Travel by easy stages, and during the coolth, so as not to tire yourself.

  • I've had a picture in my mind for forty years of the big house was in it, and the coolth of the well.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • Four big wagon loads lay bobbing in the coolth of the spring branch.

  • The long table was set in the wide doorway of the shed, "for coolth," Mrs. Bailey said.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame

    Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for coolth


  1. coolness
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Word Origin

C16: originally dialect, from cool + -th 1
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Word Origin and History for coolth


1540s, from cool on the model of warmth. It persists, and was used by Pound, Tolkien, Kipling, etc., but it never has shaken its odor of facetiousness and become standard.

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