stownlins

[ stoun-linz ]

Part of Speech

adverb

Definition

secretly, stealthily

Origin + Etymology

formed from stown, Scots for English stolen, and the compound adverb suffix -lins, formed from the now rare and dialectal suffix -ling and the adverb suffix -s

Synonyms

  • confidential
  • top secret
  • classified
  • restricted

Example

With stownlins, I crawled across to the lawn to avoid the neighbors seeing me.

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