battologize

[ buh-tol-uh-jahyz ]
/ bəˈtɒl əˌdʒaɪz /

verb (used with object), bat·tol·o·gized, bat·tol·o·giz·ing.

to repeat (a word, phrase, mannerism, etc.) excessively.

verb (used without object), bat·tol·o·gized, bat·tol·o·giz·ing.

(of writing or speaking) to repeat words, phrases, etc., to an excessive and tiresome degree.

Nearby words

  1. battleplane,
  2. battleship,
  3. battleship gray,
  4. battlesome,
  5. battleworthy,
  6. battology,
  7. battue,
  8. battuta,
  9. battuto,
  10. battuto

Also especially British, bat·tol·o·gise.

Origin of battologize

First recorded in 1625–35; battolog(y) + -ize

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