From Ancient Greek Ἀβυδοκόμης (Abudokómēs), after the town Ἄβυδος (Ábudos, “Abydos”), the inhabitants of which were known for inventing slanders and boasting of them.
abydocomist (plural abydocomists)
- (obsolete) A liar or sycophant who boasts of his falsehood.
- The character Sir John Falstaff from Shakespeare's plays (Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor) is a famous example of an abydocomist.
- Falstaff: "I may lie, but I am no counterfeit." (paraphrased)