›UKold-fashionedto treat someone who is visiting you very well, especially by giving them a lot of food: We had a lovelytea - Sheila did us proud.›informalto make someone proud of you by doing something very well: Once again, the armedforces have done us proud.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them