in an interesting condition

in an interesting condition
Meaning
Euphemism for pregnant.
Origin
Originated in Victorian England.

Meaning and origin of phrases. 2013.

См. также в других словарях:

  • interesting condition — noun Pregnancy His young wife ... was at church with her mother, and suddenly overcome by indisposition, arising from her interesting condition, she could not remain standing, she drove home in the first sledge, a smart looking one, she came… …   Wiktionary

  • interesting condition —    see condition1 …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • in an interesting condition — phrasal of a woman : pregnant * * * in an interesting condition , ● interest …   Useful english dictionary

  • in an interesting condition — archaic, euphemistic pregnant. → interesting …   English new terms dictionary

  • interesting — (adj.) 1711, that concerns, important, from INTEREST (Cf. interest) (v.). Meaning so as to excite interest is from 1768. Related: Interestingly. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., pregnant is from 1748 …   Etymology dictionary

  • interesting — interestingly, adv. interestingness, n. /in teuhr euh sting, treuh sting, teuh res ting/, adj. 1. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book. 2. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face. 3. in an… …   Universalium

  • interesting — /ˈɪntrəstɪŋ/ (say intruhsting) adjective 1. arousing a feeling of interest: an interesting face. 2. engaging or exciting and holding the attention or curiosity: an interesting book. –phrase 3. interesting condition, pregnancy. –interestingly,… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • interesting — adjective arousing curiosity or interest. Phrases in an interesting condition archaic, euphemistic pregnant. Derivatives interestingly adverb interestingness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • interesting — adj. causing curiosity; holding the attention. Phrases and idioms: in an interesting condition archaic pregnant. Derivatives: interestingly adv. interestingness n …   Useful english dictionary

  • condition —    1. an illness    Literally, any prevailing circumstance, but in matters of health any condition is bad, be it of the heart, liver, bladder, or whatever:     Throughout the aircraft, the old, then those with pre existing medical conditions,… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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