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Thursday word: dictionatical

dictionatical (dik-shun-NAY-ti-kuhl) - adj., authorized or approved by dictionaries.

This word is not self-describing, as it cannot be found in dictionaries: the only citation that can be found (aside from people citing the citation) is a 1914 Kansas newspaper, "I don't think that word is dictionatical," which was picked up by an American dialect dictionary a few years later. The obligatory comment is to claim it ought to be a natural for use by Scrabble players:

"That play's not dictionatical!"

Tags: adjective, american, d

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