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Selcouth – Glossary Definition

Selcouth – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of selcouth? Learn the meaning of selcouth, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of selcouth? Keep reading to learn the meaning of selcouth, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

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The South of the Border roadside attraction is my definition of selcouth! Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Asilverstein. [CC BY-SA 3.0].

What Does Selcouth Mean?

Selcouth is an adjective meaning strange or unfamiliar, with a touch of rare and yet marvelous, on top.

For travelers, selcouth can be a great vocabulary word to describe out-of-the-way, off-the-beaten-track places which are slightly weird by somehow magnificent. The item or place being described may be a bit odd, strange, and unusual, whether in general or just according to the life experiences of the person using the term.

More on Selcouth

Selcouth is an archaic term coming from Middle English, itself coming from Old English seldcūth, equivalent to seldom + couth.

However, it has grown apart from the definition of couth, as you would think selcouth would resemble something just above uncouth, which it doesn’t.

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