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Word of the Day 10/29/20 Ghost Word

Ghost Word (noun)
ghost word


noun
1. a word that has come into existence by error rather than by normal linguistic transmission, as through the mistaken reading of a manuscript, a scribal error, or a misprint.

Origin: First recorded in 1885–90

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR GHOST WORD
But it is unrecorded in literature and labours under the suspicion of being a ghost-word.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)|ERNEST WEEKLEY

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