Language Activity - Cool

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published by Jacquie Carter


Cool - an Evolution

by Mrs. Hera & Mrs. Carter

the cool part or quality of a place, thing, or (esp.) time of day c.1393

Cool - noun - origin - 1393

Cool - adj- origin - c.13

at a relatively low temperature; moderately cold, esp. agreeably or refreshingly so (in contrast with heat or cold). c 13

Cool - verb (origin 1286)

To become less hot or warm c. 1286 (Origin - Old English)

Cool - verb 1972

OR A truce between gangs. c. 1958

Originally in African-American usage: (as a general term of approval) admirable, excellent. c. 1933 As an adj.: Of jazz music: restrained or relaxed in style. c. 1948. In weakened use: all right, ‘OK’; satisfactory, acceptable; unproblematic, safe. c. 1951

Cool - adj 1931 -1951

Cool - noun 1949

With down. To recover from strenuous physical exercise by gradually decreasing the level of exertion. c. 1972

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