Bully (Dates to 1538)
Today’s meaning: someone cruel to those weaker.
Original meaning: sweetheart. According to Merriam-Webster, it most likely came from the old Dutch word boel, meaning ‘lover’.
Prestigious (Dates to 1546)
Today’s meaning: honoured.
Original meaning: involving trickery, illusion, or conjuring. Interesting…’prestigious’ used to mean something a little closer to ‘presto’.
Matrix (Dates to 1555)
Today’s meaning: pattern of lines and spaces.
Original meaning: female breeding animal. This usage dates as far back as ancient Rome!