vexillology

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌvɛksɪˈlɒlədʒi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌvɛksəˈlɑːlədʒi/

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1959. From Latin vexillum (flag) +‎ -logy.

Noun[edit]

vexillology (uncountable)

  1. The study of flags
    Vexillology can help us to delve into national and global history.
    • 2012 January 26, Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik as Sheldon Cooper and Amy Farrah Fowler, “The Beta Test Initiation”, The Big Bang Theory[1] season 5 episode 14, 0:18:
      Sheldon: Over the next few 52 weeks, you and I are going to explore the dynamic world of vexillology.
      Amy: Hang on, Dr. C. What's vexillology?
      Sheldon: Vexillology is the study of flags.

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References[edit]

  • 2005, Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson, The Oxford Dictionary of English (2nd edition revised), Oxford University Press, ISBN 0198610572
  • Vexillology, n.” in OED Online, Oxford University Press, 1989.
  • vexillology” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • vexillology” in Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary, © 2008 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.