a cheerful or optimistic view of things, usually without valid basis: He saw life through rose-colored glasses.
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of rose-colored glasses
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby rose-colored glasses
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