- wearisome repetition of words in speaking or writing.
Origin of battology
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"needless repetition in speaking or writing," c.1600, from Greek battologia "a speaking stammeringly," from battos "stammerer," of imitative origin, + -logia (see -logy).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper