Guess what yesterday’s word of the day was on Dictionary.com?
“Logophile.” That’s right! “Lover of words”! Of course it’s our focus on this Word Wednesday!
Are you one? I hope so, because there’s a mine of word gems for us to explore and extract yet. Stay tuned, there may be another one yet today. 🙂
1. a lover of words.
Quotes When I was growing up, long before I became a logophile or even knew that a logophile was a word lover, my mom used to grumble about the misuse of the word “like” on TV.
— Patricia T. O’ Conner and Stewart Kellerman, Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language, 2009
Origin Logophile comes from the Greek words lógos meaning “word, speech, discourse” and philos meaning “loving, dear.”