From Old French rebuchier, âto repulseâ. Of doubtful origin, maybe connected with French bouche, âmouthâ.
- A harsh criticism.
#*Lord Lundy Who was too Freely Moved to Tears, and thereby ruined his Political Career. Hillair Belloc.
:...Or if his father Lord Dunquerque
:Said âHi!â in a Commanding Tone,
:âHi, Lundy! leave the cat alone!â
:Lord Lundy, letting go its tail,
:Would raise so terrible a wail
:As moved his grandpapa the Duke
:To utter the severe rebuke:
:âWhen I, sir! was a little boy,
:An animal was not a toy!â
German: Tadel m
- To criticise harshly; to reprove.
Finnish: moittia, torua