acronymania

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acronym +‎ -mania

Noun[edit]

acronymania (uncountable)

  1. The enthusiastic creation and use of acronyms.
    • 1999, Ashton B. Carter, ‎William James Perry, Preventive Defense: A New Security Strategy for America (page 21)
      In the Pentagon's "acronymania," the plane's official name, the National Emergency Airborne Command Post — NEACP, pronounced "kneecap" — had been changed to NAOP, National Airborne Operations Center.
    • 2002, Richard Stern, What Is What Was, page 196:
      Some of that mastodon meat is in the essays—tennis, teens, television—and some of its manner, too—foot-notery, abbreviations, acronymania.

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