logomachist

logomachy

[loh-gom-uh-kee]
noun, plural logomachies.
1.
a dispute about or concerning words.
2.
an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
3.
a game played with cards, each bearing one letter, with which words are formed.

Origin:
1560–70; < Greek logomachía. See logo-, -machy

logomachic [law-guh-mak-ik, log-uh-] , logomachical, adjective
logomachist, logomach, noun
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logomachy (lɒˈɡɒməkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
argument about words or the meaning of words
 
[C16: from Greek logomakhia, from logos word + makhē battle]
 
lo'gomachist
 
n

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