Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day (prettygoodword) wrote in 1word1day,
Larry's Pretty Good Word of the Day


perpilocutionist (per-pee-loh-KYU-shun-ist) - n., someone who talks through their hat.

That is, a jocular nonce-word for a guy who expounds upon topics whereof he knows little, something I am certain no one around here would do. Coined from a muddle of Greek and Latin roots -- not that I looked that up or anything.

You know that older guy who's always in that corner of your local bar or pub or diner, the one with that cap, who's always holding forth about something or other, usually how it's All Wrong these days? You didn't hear it from me, but I'm told he's a perpilocutionist.

Tags: greek, latin, noun, p

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