molest n.

From Jon Lighter to ADS-L yesterday: An attorney on Fox News oberves that the tot mom’s defense is that she’d been victimized by repeated “sexual molest.” A new nouning? Well, probably not. It turns out that there’s an old, very old, noun molest, from an Anglo-French and Middle French noun.¬†OED3 (Sept. 2002): Now rare.¬†Trouble, hardship; … Continue reading molest n.