from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. (noun) A word-coiner; a verbalist.
- (adj) Of or pertaining to words; verbal.
In 'The Doctor' Southey gives himself free scope, as a verbarian, much after the way of Rabelais, Thomas Nash, Taylor the water-poet or Feltham.
But when this master charlatan of philosophy is hunted to his verbarian lair, and his historical philosophy there subjected to such analysis as we can give it, we find it to be but the monumental mystification and sanctification of the self-same theory that Bernhardi upholds and that Bismarck acted upon.
'Verbarian' comes from the Latin 'verbum,' verb, which originally meant 'a word.' A synonym is 'neologist.'