pooseback

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(pa)poose + back, with the form perhaps influenced by piggyback

AdverbEdit

pooseback (not comparable)

  1. (US, dialects, possibly dated) piggyback
    • 1857, in Putnam's Monthly, volume 10, page 228:
      Poquannum, then, took it pooseback, and carried it rapidly fifty rods further, []
    • 1870, A free and independent translation of the first and fourth books of the Aeneid, page 10:
      The hero who valiantly cudgeled his cruel Greek foes back,
      While safely he brought off his aged old ancestor pooseback?
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