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- n. One who starts fights about the meaning of words.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who contends about words.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who contends about words, or who uses words merely as weapons or instruments of contention.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone given to disputes over words
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I was speaking yesterday with our newly-minted editor-in-chief and resident logomachist, Beau Friedlander, whose surname owes its etymology to a crude Alsatian phrase denoting "the cattle are dying," and we were marveling at how lipstick-gate has co-opted all news analyses and shared our mutual contempt for appending any perceived controversy with the suffix "gate."
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