amazing etymology

English word amazing comes from English landlubber, English amaze

Detailed word origin of amazing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
amaze English (eng) (intransitive) To undergo amazement; to be astounded.. (obsolete) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.. (obsolete) To stupefy; to knock unconscious. [13th-17th c.]. (obsolete) To terrify, to fill with panic. [16th-18th c.]. (transitive) To fill with wonder and surprise; to astonish, astound, surprise or perplex. [from 16th c.] (now, _, poetic) Amazement, astonishment. [from 16th c.].
amazing English (eng) Causing wonder and amazement; very surprising.. Possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.. Very good.

Words with the same origin as amazing

Descendants of landlubber