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forgettery

[ fer-get-uh-ree ]
/ fərˈgɛt ə ri /
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noun
a faculty or facility for forgetting; faulty memory: a witness with a very convenient forgettery.
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Origin of forgettery

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; forget + -ery
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How to use forgettery in a sentence

  • "Possessor of the best forgettery you ever saw," responded Bulger.

    The House of Mystery|William Henry Irwin
  • Not one of the other children had had to use it, so it began to be called "Donald's forgettery."

    Dew Drops|Various
  • Every day for a week, he had to spend an hour in the "forgettery."

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