Monday, July 30, 2012
Definitions for usageaster
- A self-styled authority on language usage.
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Citations for usageaster
Newman went on to voice sentiments held by other usageasters: I think that slang adds richness and originality to English.
A poetaster pretends to write poetry; a usageaster pretends to know about questions of usage in language.
Origin of usageaster
Usageaster is derived from the word usage and the suffix -aster which refers to something that imperfectly resembles or mimics the true thing.