word addition (Rip Van winkle)
January 16, 2007 8:45am CST
Found this word in Anu Gargs 'A word a day' Rip Van Winkle(nown) One who fails to keep up with the times. After a charector in washington Irwings story. Rip falls asleep for 20 years and wakes up to find that the world around him has changed. This word is an eponym. An eponym is a word derived from a person,real or fictional.