Feeling etymology


English word feeling comes from English landlubber, English feel

Etymology of feeling

Detailed word origin of feeling

Dictionary entry Language Definition
landlubber English (en) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
feel English (en) (chiefly, US, slang) Alternative form of feeling.. A quality of an object experienced by touch.. A vague mental impression.. A vague understanding.. An act of fondling.. An intuitive ability. (dialectal, or, obsolete) (copulative) To seem (through touch or otherwise).. (heading) To sense or think emotionally or judgmentally.. (heading) To use the sense of touch.. (intransitive) To receive [...]
feeling English (en) Emotionally sensitive.. Expressive of great sensibility; attended by, or evincing, sensibility. (always, _, in the plural) Emotional attraction or desire.. (always, _, in the plural) Emotional state or well-being.. An opinion, an attitude.. Emotion; impression.. Intuition.. Sensation, particularly through the skin.