forgettery

[fer-get-uh-ree]
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noun

a faculty or facility for forgetting; faulty memory: a witness with a very convenient forgettery.

Origin of forgettery

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; forget + -ery
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Examples from the Web for forgettery

Historical Examples of forgettery

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

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    Various

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

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    Various