noun. An egotist. His Works hereafter will be more favourably receiv’ the Meists and Selfists. Common Sense (1737) A meist (or me-ist) is someone who subscribes to some form of … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Really really fat. So that to a man that is meatefyed in flesh, and whose state (in this world) is desperate, a Sergiant may serue instead of a Deaths … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. That makes money in any possible way. Those quomodocunquizing clusterfists and rapacious varlets. The discovery of a most exquisite jewel, Sir Thomas Urquhart (1652) There’s a ten dollar word, if ever … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. The condition of having short legs. … a distressing pathological condition in which the thighs are suppressed and the buttocks spring directly from behind the knees, aptly described in … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. One who has scientific knowledge of lice. Mineralogists, astronomers, ornithologists, and lousologists. A memoir by Lady Holland, Sydney Smith (1835) Of all the disrespected professions, lousologists are at the top … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Onion-eater. The ogre was cepivorous. McNunter the Ogre Hunter, Nom D. Plume (2009) I couldn’t find a real citation. I didn’t look to hard either. If you use this … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. One who loves law. His Bishop [Bp. Wren], that great Thesmophilist. A discourse of proper sacrifice, Sir Edward Dering (1644) Who among you loves law? Or any laws in particular? … Continue Reading ⇒


adj. Flowery and long-winded. Much circumfloribus stuff was talked of on the Court side. Autobiography, Mary Granville (1739) The OED lists this word in particular as a “humorous nonce-word.” The … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. A quibbler, One who makes trivial criticisms. He  is indeed..the prince of Pettifogulisers. The Common Reader: 2nd Series, Virginia Woolf (1932) I like the sound of this word. I … Continue Reading ⇒


noun. A braggart, bully. …that rogue, that foist, that fencing Burgullian? – Every Man In His Humor, Ben Jonson (1598) This word has a great sound to it. If you … Continue Reading ⇒