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cacography

[ kuh-kog-ruh-fee ]
/ kəˈkɒg rə fi /
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noun
bad handwriting; poor penmanship.
incorrect spelling.
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Origin of cacography

First recorded in 1570–80; caco- + -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM cacography

ca·cog·ra·pher, nouncac·o·graph·ic [kak-uh-graf-ik], /ˌkæk əˈgræf ɪk/, cac·o·graph·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cacography

cacography
/ (kæˈkɒɡrəfɪ) /

noun
bad handwritingCompare calligraphy
incorrect spellingCompare orthography

Derived forms of cacography

cacographer, nouncacographic (ˌkækəˈɡræfɪk) or cacographical, adjective
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