Peter Pan

Peter Pan Glossary

Mr. Roget (proper noun)

A publisher of the most widely used thesaurus.

coverlet (noun)

a bedspread, typically less than floor-length.

Newfoundland (proper noun)

a dog of a very large breed with a thick coarse coat.

nursery (noun)

a room in a house for the special use of young children.

breadwinner (noun)

a person who earns money to support a family.

progeny (noun)

a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring.

scoundrel (noun)

a dishonest or unscrupulous person; a rogue.

miscreant (noun)

a person who behaves badly or in a way that breaks the law.

coddle (verb)

treat in an indulgent or overprotective way.

bonhomie (noun)

cheerful friendliness; geniality.

fairy (noun)

a small imaginary being of human form that has magical powers, especially a female one.

pram (noun)

a four-wheeled carriage for a baby, pushed by a person on foot.

impertinent (adjective)

rude or behaving in an inappropriate manner.

debonair (adjective)

confident, stylish, and charming.

redskin (noun)

An offensive term for a North American Indian.

mermaid (noun)

a fictitious or mythical half-human sea creature with the head and trunk of a woman and the tail of a fish, conventionally depicted as beautiful and with long flowing golden hair.

acerbic (adjective)

(especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

beef tea (noun)

a drink made from stewed extract of beef, used as nourishment for invalids.

marooned (adjective)

trapped and isolated in an inaccessible place, especially an island.

tom-tom (noun)

a drum beaten with the hands, associated with North American Indian, African, or Eastern cultures.