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.

Nearby words

  1. forget oneself,
  2. forget-me-not,
  3. forgetful,
  4. forgetive,
  5. forgettable,
  6. forging,
  7. forgivable,
  8. forgive,
  9. forgive and forget,
  10. forgiveness

Origin of forgettery

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; forget + -ery

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forgettery

  • Not one of the other children had had to use it, so it began to be called "Donald's forgettery."

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

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