verbivore

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from Latin verbum (word) + Latin vorax, from vorō (devour), on the pattern of herbivore and carnivore; coined in the early 1980s by Richard Lederer

Noun[edit]

verbivore (plural verbivores)

  1. (humorous, neologism) One who has an enjoyment of words and wordplay.

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Usage notes[edit]

Verbivore (like verbophile) is a humorous neologism; the more standard term is logophile.

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