I got into a fight with my boyfriend and he told me to stop being an Oxter. What does that even mean? I tried Googling it and came up with nothing! Should I be offended?” – Confused Soon To Be Ex-Girlfriend
Good morning Confused –
Your boyfriend (or now ex?) seems to have a fine understanding on early English. An oxter is an outdated expression which means “armpit.” While calling someone an armpit isn’t really insulting nowadays, back in the early 1700s calling someone an Oxter was very offensive. I think the best thing to do would be to sit and talk and figure out the real reason you are fighting.