"Swilling martinis and spewing venom, Phyllis is a particularly unappetizing gorgon, telling us at one point that an acquaintance of hers is aroused by the Heimlich maneuver." — Washington Post, July 1, 2005
Origin of gorgon
- Middle English from Latin Gorgō Gorgon- from Greek from gorgos terrible
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Γοργώ (Gorgō), from γοργός (gorgos, “terrible”).