Gold-plated

  • 13.035 in a coat of gold-plated rings,

Although the nouns “gold-plate” and “gold-plating” are in OED, this word is not.  That seems very strange to me, so I double-checked.  “Plated” is a perfectly good adjective, and it seems that various combinations with the metal which is doing the plating does not make compound words, according to the OED editors.

“gold, n.1.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/79763. Accessed 13 September 2017.

“plated, adj.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2017, http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/145355. Accessed 13 September 2017.

One thought on “Gold-plated

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s