prescriptivist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prescriptive +‎ -ist

Noun[edit]

prescriptivist (plural prescriptivists)

  1. Someone who lays down rules regarding language usage, or who believes that traditional norms of language usage should be upheld.

Adjective[edit]

prescriptivist (comparative more prescriptivist, superlative most prescriptivist)

  1. Having a tendency to prescribe.

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