[ wurd-lawr, -lohr ]
/ ˈwɜrdˌlɔr, -ˌloʊr /
a study of words and derivations.
the vocabulary of a particular language and the history of its words.
Is Irregardless A Word?Few words draw the ire of grammarians as swiftly as irregardless. The term has been in use in English for over a century, but whether or not it’s a “real word” or one you should use in daily conversation continues to be the subject of debate. Irregardless is a nonstandard synonym for regardless, which means “without concern as to advice, warning, or hardship,” or “heedless.” …
Origin of word-lore
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for word-lore
The writer on word-lore must of necessity build on what has already been done, happy if he can add a few bricks to the edifice.
In word-lore, as in other sciences, it is seldom safe to lay down the law without a little conscientious "hedging."