cruciverbalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1990, cruci- (cross) +‎ verbal (words) +‎ -ism (pertaining to), from Latin roots crux (cross) and verbum (word).[1]

Cognate to Italian cruciverba.

Noun[edit]

cruciverbalism (uncountable)

  1. The construction of crosswords.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ cruciverbalism” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).