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Logophile

[LAW-gə-fiyl]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, early 20th century

1.

A lover of words.

2.

Someone who is knowledgable about words.

Examples of Logophile in a sentence

"As a logophile, she loved the challenge of completing the Sunday crossword puzzle."

"He called himself a logophile, but he kept misusing common phrases."

About Logophile

The prefix "logo-" is Greek for word or speech, and the suffix "-phile" stands for a lover of something. Pretty straightforward: a logophile is a lover of words.

Did you Know?

There are plenty of ways a logophile can get their word fix. Set aside time to read everyday; do the crossword (in pen!); start learning a new language. And, of course, sign up for the Word of the Day email.

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