Call My Bluff was a long-running British game show between two teams of three contestants, who were celebrities. The point of the game was for the teams to take it in turn to provide three definitions of an obscure word, only one of which was correct. The other team then had to guess which was the correct definition (the other two being the "bluffs").
I loved this show, because over time the bluffs became more and more elaborate and outrageous.
Take the word 'Clipe'. Does it mean....
a) A fixing. To clipe something together. To be bonded, firmly "Twas broked and I cliped it up good as new". Today, oil workers still use the expression 'cliped the pipe' when a job is done.
b) A derogatory term referring to a person scanty of good manners. Nothing could be worse for middle class parents to be told that their child was a rude and ill-mannered little clipe.
c) To clipe means to cuff, smack, or administer a learning blow. "He were rude to the wife so I cliped him one".
Rarely a fatal blow, but often the forerunner of something bigger.
So, what about these words. Can you 'bluff' one of these?
(b) is the answer btw