trying etymology

English word trying comes from English landlubber, English try

Detailed word origin of trying

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
landlubber English (eng) (nautical, pejorative) Someone unfamiliar with the sea or seamanship, especially a novice seaman.
try English (eng) (American football) a field goal or extra point. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A screen, or sieve, for grain.. (rugby) A score in rugby, analogous to a touchdown in American football.. An act of tasting or sampling.. An attempt. (obsolete) Fine, excellent. (legal) To put on trial.. (nautical) To extract oil from blubber or fat; to melt down blubber to obtain oil. (nautical) To lie to in heavy [...]
trying English (eng) (philosophy) The act by which one tries something; an attempt. Difficult to endure; arduous.. Irritating, stressful or bothersome.

Words with the same origin as trying

Descendants of landlubber
landlubbing
Descendants of try
retriable triable triest trieth trisexual untried