from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. someone who practices illeism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is given to illeism.


From Latin ille "that" + -ist (Wiktionary)


  • Over the past 13 years, Garg has shared thousands of words with fellow linguaphiles, including illeist (someone who refers to himself in the third person, a la Bo Jackson), and petrichor (the pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell), and origin trivia like the fact that “shampoo” comes from the Hindi word “chumpee,” meaning “head massage.”

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