an obscure, affectedly or ostentatiously erudite borrowing from another language, especially Latin or Greek.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Origin of inkhorn term
First recorded in 1535–45
Words nearby inkhorn term
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British Dictionary definitions for inkhorn term
an affectedly learned and obscure borrowing from another language, esp Greek or Latin
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