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  • adjective obsolete Made, done, or (especially) cooked hastily


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  • JM notes that next time he is making a speustic pie he will use an oven

    April 10, 2009

  • The adjective speustic first appeared in a 17th century dictionary called Glossographia (1656) by the English lexicographer Thomas Blount. Sadly it doesn’t seem to have caught on—the Oxford English Dictionary has unearthed no other record of the word in print since, but that’s not to say that it isn’t worth remembering: It very usefully describes any meal or plate of food that’s cooked or thrown together in haste.

    January 9, 2018