Word of the Day for June 24th

Jill M Roberts


  • adjective

1. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. most wonderful or exciting: a rock band that was regarded as Endsville in the late fifties.

2. (sometimes lowercase) Slang. (of a location, circumstance, etc.) most isolated or undesirable.

  • Quotes

She responded by flinging her arms around his neck. “Curtie, it’ll be endsville!”
–Arthur Hailey,Hotel, 1965

Here is the Twinkies and Thunderbird generation for which ”endsville” was the super superlative and stealing hubcaps was the thrill of the night, until the fuzz came.
–Alvin Klein,”Darien’s ‘Grease’ Catches the Mood of a Decade,” New York Times, June 10, 1990

  • Origin

Endsville is an extension of the slang expression the end, meaning “the ultimate; the utmost of good or bad.” It entered English in the 1950s.

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