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Blend of anagram +‎ mnemonic; coined by Scrabble player Bob Lipton.


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anamonic (plural anamonics)

  1. A mnemonic used for recalling lists of words, particularly in Scrabble, consisting of a "stem" of base letters and an accompanying phrase, each of whose letters can combine with the stem to form an anagram of a word.
    • 2004, Andrew Fisher and David Webb, The Art of Scrabble
      For example, the DAMOSEL stem only appears in the second of the two Internet lists mentioned above. The given anamonic is PRIZED GALS.