What does the term "A two-dollar word mean"?
- KerryLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
To use bellicose, multi syllabic words to try and impress.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No offense... while the meaning would be similar...
The correct term is: "$3 word". Costly. For some reason, the number 3 shows up a lot in common phrases... Another is the "$3 bill".. which is another way of saying strange, queer (aka gay). Then, there's "3rd rate", "the 3rd time's a charm" and "3's a crowd" which is understandable.
- KimLv 41 decade ago
A big word - a show-off type word. My mom always said 'ten-dollar word'... same thing
- lesleyLv 43 years ago
I was wondering the same question too yesterday