Word Of The Day 4-15-2017

epeolatry

Noun

ep-EE-ohl-uh-tree


Definition

worship of words


Examples

“Kyle’s epeolatry has gotten to the point where he’s unfriended people on Facebook for misspelling common words.”

“I read my dictionary for a few more minutes, until tiredness eventually brought my epeolatry to an end for the day.”


Origin

From Ancient Greek ἔπος (épos, word) + -latry (worship of). The first citation of the word is from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., in his 1860 book Professor at the Breakfast Table.


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