Turn to any page in David Crystal and Ben Crystal’s Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary & Language Companion and you’re likely to come across a word from Shakespeare you haven’t seen or heard before. This week’s word ‘infamonize’ is one such example and means ‘to brand with infamy, defame’.  The book also includes the play, act and scene in which the word appears, the character who says it and to whom, and the precise quote for context.

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Word of the Week: ‘infamonize’ (v.); ’brand with infamy, defame’.

From Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary & Language Companion by David Crystal & Ben Crystal. It’s available to buy in the Globe shop.

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