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Phrase, explanation not found

Posted by James Briggs on May 04, 2003

In Reply to: Phrase, explanation not found posted by Bob on May 04, 2003

: : Cannot find explanation of the phrase 'luke warm' - any ideas or have I got the spelling wrong?

: It's a single word, lukewarm, meaning tepid, or moderately warm.

The term goes back to the 13th century and is derived from Old English 'hleow' which, with various prefixes, was used to describe levels of warmth.