verbarian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

verb +‎ -arian

Noun[edit]

verbarian (plural verbarians)

  1. (rare) One who coins words.
    • Fitzed. Hall
      Southey gives himself free scope as a verbarian.

Adjective[edit]

verbarian (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Of or relating to words; verbal.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      That friend [] added, with a smile, that he had more than once amused himself with the thought of a verbarian Attorney-General, authorized to bring informations ex officio against the writer or editor of any work in extensive circulation, who, after due notice issued, should persevere in misusing a word.