[ buh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ bəˈtɒl ə dʒi /
wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.
Related formsbat·tol·o·gist, nounbat·to·log·i·cal [bat-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌbæt lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjective
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Word Origin and History for battologist
"needless repetition in speaking or writing," c.1600, from Greek battologia "a speaking stammeringly," from battos "stammerer," of imitative origin, + -logia (see -logy).
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