[ wur-dij ]
/ ˈwɜr dɪdʒ /


words collectively.
quantity or amount of words: The wordage of the document exceeds a million.
verbiage; wordiness.
choice of words; wording: His wordage betrayed his lack of knowledge on the subject.


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Origin of wordage

First recorded in 1820–30; word + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for wordage

/ (ˈwɜːdɪdʒ) /


words considered collectively, esp a quantity of words
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