Definitions

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  • n. Someone interested in words.

Etymologies

word +‎ -ie (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • B-but, I thought wordie was "Like Flickr, but without the photos"!

    Wordie Image Search

  • That's the question posed by New York band Vampire Weekend in a song of the same name, and posed in turn to a bunch of wordie types by Michael Hogan of Vanity Fair.

    Who Gives a F*** About An Oxford Comma?

  • Romp through the "recent words" section, acquaint yourself with the top 100 citers, linger among the most recent themed attractions, and then declare yourself a wordie.

    Pick Me!

  • Enough already. stop taking so much joy in the misfortune of others, wordie. bilby said:

    Errata: The Wordie Blog

  • The Scrabble handheld versions are loaded with additional features to heighten the interactive Scrabble play experience and transform the average player into a superior "wordie."

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  • I'm a wordie type of human.

    September 6, 2013

  • Oh! There's a goldfish. That's iroquoisy. (See the comments on my bubbles--1 list.)

    February 13, 2012

  • I miss this as the site's title. I just think wordie is so much more appropriate than wordnik ... when it comes to words, I think of myself much more as a "word foodie" than a "word beatnik." This site is really all about word savouring.

    April 24, 2010

  • I do so love plethora's Eternal Questions. :-)

    January 29, 2010

  • One of my favorite things about "us" is how we discover and re-discover lists by just adding some of the latest conversations to old lists where they fit. For instance, you're something of a hotdog, aren't you reminded me of plethora's Eternal Questions.

    January 27, 2010

  • It's still here! Kind of.

    December 12, 2009

  • Posterity says:
    "After Tiffany brought her goldfish, Rebecca, over for a sleepover, we discovered the we had a whichbe said: " — Errata: The Wordie Blog

    November 17, 2009

  • Whichbe, that is truly bizarre. Looks like a horrendous mash-up of some sort.

    November 17, 2009

  • I was at the University Sports Awards on Friday night. Nothing remarkable about that, except that it was held at the boat club at a pleasant spot by the harbour. When all the trophies had been handed out a couple of northern brown bandicoots hopped out of the bushes and quietly worked their way around the room under the tables, looking for scraps of food. Funnily enough I've never seen a bilby in the wild :-(

    November 16, 2009

  • The WordNet definition of bilby is rather amusing. "bandicoot with leathery ears like a rabbit". Perhaps mostly for the word bandicoot.

    November 16, 2009

  • It's just that you're fantastically awesome, bilby.

    November 16, 2009

  • Heh. Also, some usernames may result in a chuckle, like reesetee, dontcry, gangerh, qroqqa, and mine.

    November 16, 2009

  • How did I get there? What have I done?

    November 16, 2009

  • When you look up "wordie" in Wordnik's dictionary, bilby is there.

    November 16, 2009

  • See Wordie.

    November 11, 2009

  • My name is dontcry and I am a wordie.

    October 21, 2009

  • "Here will be an old abusing of God's patience, and the king's English."
    Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor

    September 24, 2009

  • Wordie deserves its own reverdie, in addition to its own island.

    September 24, 2009

  • Great observation, telofy!

    September 24, 2009

  • Hmm. I know I’m six months late, but “Wordie�? and “worthy�? are a minimal pair.

    And I think it’s fun to listen to someone who uses remarkably apt words.

    September 24, 2009

  • It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"
    -- Winnie the Pooh

    September 24, 2009

  • I was envisioning this as a good term for a passionate word addict, someone who greatly enjoys exploring word definitions and finding new words in text. A comparable construction to groupie.

    June 21, 2009

  • Sounds like "Worthy" when I say it out loud. Second language.

    March 17, 2009

  • I think Wordie deserves an island.

    October 28, 2008

  • Wordie is where words used on those other sites get to come if they've been good, pious, righteous words.

    October 7, 2008

  • Wordie is not listed here. They don't know what they're missing.

    October 7, 2008

  • Done. Happy to oblige.

    September 10, 2008

  • Gobsmacked that I haven't yet listed such an evocative, meaningful, alphadictionarie-crushing word. Let us campaign for all Wordies to list this fundamental six-pack of a word and 'bye-bye' schadenfreude. I'm listing it now. Pass it on. Even schadenfreudgeon bows to the wonder that is Wordie.

    September 10, 2008

  • I just realized Wordie doesn't stop when I'm not connected.
    (But now, I am having dinner, so I just don't mind. Yum.)

    July 15, 2008

  • Speak to me, Cocky. Say a little wordie.

    - Peter Reading, Mynah Petrarchan, from Diplopic, 1983

    June 30, 2008

  • You forgot the single most important definition of Wordie - the best logophilic web site there ever was - and most probably the best web site, simple!

    February 22, 2008

  • That's what her name is.

    Lingo is a very frustrating show, since the players always guess really stupid words. One should examine the letter pattern of the English language and guess words that have the most likely letters.

    January 8, 2008

  • Are you talking about Shandi? I'm in love with that girl. ;-)

    January 8, 2008

  • "Forget sexy, he's bringing back Wordie", the blonde girl on lingo talk about Chuck Woolery.

    January 6, 2008

  • Could wordie be virtual vebosity? Who cares---I still like it.

    December 8, 2006

  • Just responded to zacharyr on his profile. Always open to suggestions or contributions for cool Wordie features, including ways to view the data.

    December 7, 2006

  • a discription or a person with the quality of useing many words.
    i.e "He's a Wordie"

    December 6, 2006

  • It is probably available via WordNet.

    December 6, 2006

  • I really want to see a visualization of the English lexicon, in alphabetical order, being dissolved and consumed into Wordie entries as more users sign on and add words.

    Is that data available?

    December 6, 2006