- nostro account,
- nosy parker,
- not a bad sort,
- not a bit
Origin of nostrum
Examples from the Web for nostrums
Among her nostrums was a bottle of "Jordan Water," which she sold at the modest figure of £15 15s.The Magnificent Montez|Horace Wyndham
As is the case with a sick man given over by the physicians, the quacks are ready with their nostrums.Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris|Henry Labouchre
As a matter of fact, this is true of practically all of the large group of nostrums of which Neurilla is typical.
Christian Ivanovich can help him out with some of his nostrums.The Inspector-General|Nicolay Gogol
Physicians would then realize, perhaps, how the use of proprietary medicines stimulates the sale of nostrums.Quacks and Grafters|Unknown
Word Origin for nostrum
"quack medicine," c.1600, from Latin nostrum remedium "our remedy," presumably that prepared by the person offering it, from Latin nostrum, neuter of noster "our," from nos "we," from PIE *nos (see us).