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From Latin ille (that), +‎ -ism.


illeist (plural illeists)

  1. Someone who refers to himself/herself in the third person.
    • 2004: "Born and raised in Louisiana, Brook moved to New York from Austin, where she lived for more than four years. She joins a growing contingent of Baton Rouge expats who have found their way to the big city. Brook is an avid (if mediocre) pool player and hopes one day to master english with a "little e." She enjoys writing in her journal, playing in the rain, and is an accomplished illeist." — Brook Easterly's autobiography

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