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Ultracrepidarian (adjective, noun)
ultracrepidarian [uhl-truh-krep-i-dair-ee-uh n]

1. noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law.

2. an ultracrepidarian person.

Origin: 800-20; ultra- + Latin crepidam ‘sole of a shoe, sandal’ (< Greek krepis ‘shoe’); in allusion to the words of Pliny the Elder ne supra crepidam sutor judicare ‘let the cobbler not judge above the sandal’; cf. the English proverb “let the cobbler stick to his last”

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Jun. 4th, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Now this is a .25 cent word! And there are so many in the world...
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