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Word of the Day 10/07/18 Johnsonese

Johnsonese (noun)
Johnsonese [jon-suh-neez, -nees]


noun
1. a literary style characterized by rhetorically balanced, often pompous phraseology and an excessively Latinate vocabulary: so called from the style of writing practiced by Samuel Johnson.


Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; Johnson + -ese

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