aphorismer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aphorism +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

aphorismer (plural aphorismers)

  1. (nonce word, derogatory) A dealer in aphorisms.
    • 1641, John Milton, Of Reformation of Church-Discipline in England.
      And for the discipline propounded, seeing that it hath been inevitably proved, that the natural and fundamental causes of political happiness in all governments are the same, and that this church-discipline is taught in the word of God, and, as we see, agrees according to wish with all such states as have received it ; we may infallibly assure ourselves that it will as well agree with monarchy, though all the tribe of Aphorismers and Politicasters would persuade us there be secret and mysterious reasons against it.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for aphorismer in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)