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  • noun Common misspelling of epitome.


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This misspelling likely derives from the fact that many English words ending in /i/ represent it with "y", e.g. anatomy, bigamy, infinity, etc.



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  • Could anyone give a definition for the word? Thanks. :}

    November 23, 2009

  • Misspelling for empitome.

    November 23, 2009

  • That Aeroflot landing was so rough I was sick to th'epitomy stomach.

    November 23, 2009

  • The epitomy page does beg the question as to why our gun dictionaries aren't coming up with definitions.

    November 23, 2009

  • TeeHee, bilby!

    November 23, 2009

  • Sick to th'epitomy stomach indeed! That's almost as bad as waiting at the devastation. (The bus station)


    November 23, 2009

  • This word is a misspelling of epitome. "Empitome" is also a misspelling.

    November 24, 2009

  • Whoops. Typo. Thanks for pointing that out.

    November 24, 2009

  • Examples

    (listed here because I don't know how to add an example).

    'Should the above become a nuisance to you, you can have an epitomy, which will surgically remove it'.

    Likewise, an epitomy can be carried out to remove your on, your upon, your over, your around, your close to, your near, your besides, and/or your after.

    Reportedly, the first procedure was carried out, on himself, by the great Greek gourmet, Curean.

    His legacy lives on with many fine words that have benefitted from epicurtailment .

    Examples are tome, of course, centre, scopalian, stle, and c fail.

    The French Foreign Legion adapted some of Curean's techniques when they developed the kepitomy. The incidence of performing this procedure has diminished rapidly in recent years as, universally, the tendency, even of gentlemen, to doff their hats to ladies is considered sexist.

    I hope that makes it clear, refenestration.

    November 24, 2009

  • Alternative Ending:

    '... to doff their hats to ladies is not considered politically epicorrect'.

    And you can cut that out, too!

    November 24, 2009