[ hen-tawf, ‐tof ]
/ ˈhɛn tɔf, ‐tɒf /
Nat(han Irving), 1925–2017, U.S. writer and critic.
IT’S A WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ BONANZA!
This windfall of words will make you rich with knowledge. Mine your memory on the words from July 27 to August 2!
Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Words nearby Hentoff
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Example sentences from the Web for Hentoff
Pick up records from that time and chances are Hentoff wrote the liner notes.
Take for instance this chapter on John Coltrane from Hentoff's wonderful book, Jazz Is.