coolth

[koolth]

Origin of coolth

First recorded in 1540–50; cool + -th1
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coolth

noun
  1. coolness

Word Origin for coolth

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

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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