EpicentRx Word of the Week: Struwwelpeter

Mar 11, 2024

Albert Einstein 1941 in Princeton; The Albert Einstein Archives, Trudi Dallos


Strewwelpeter noun



: tousle-head

Example sentences:

“Einstein … presented as a Struwwelpeter character, smiling from an aureole of almost electrified hair.” -Ronald Clark; Einstein: The Life and Times; Bloomsbury; 2011.

About the Word:

From Der Struwwelpeter, which means Shockheaded or Slovenly Peter (struwwel means shock-headed) authored by Heinrich Hoffman in German and translated by Mark Twain.