sumpsimus

sumpsimus

[suhmp-suh-muhs]
noun, plural sumpsimuses for 2.
1.
adherence to or persistence in using a strictly correct term, holding to a precise practice, etc., as a rejection of an erroneous but more common form (opposed to mumpsimus ).
2.
a person who is obstinate or zealous about such strict correctness (opposed to mumpsimus ).

Origin:
1540–50; see mumpsimus

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sumpsimus

noun
a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression; "he preferred his erroneous but pleasing mumpsimus to the correct sumpsimus" 
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