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  • (e.g., adolescenturate to play the fool; basiate to kiss; obequitate to ride about) continued to clutter English dictionaries until Samuel Johnson, declaring that these had not "been seen in any book but the works of lexicographers," wisely chose to eliminate most of them from his masterwork, A Dictionary of the English Language (London, 1755).

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol 1 No 1 1974


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  • An inkhorn word meant to mean behaving foolishly.

    January 3, 2013