proctocracy

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in March 2002; formed as procto- (anus) +‎ -cracy (rule); equivalent to a hypothetical Ancient Greek etymon of the form *πρωκτοκρατία (prōktokratía), from πρωκτός (prōktós, anus) + κράτος (krátos, dominion”, “power).

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Noun[edit]

proctocracy (plural not attested)

  1. (humorous neologism, rare) Government or management by “arseholes” (i.e., inconsiderate, obnoxious, or otherwise highly objectionable people).

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