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Monday, July 30, 2012

Definitions for usageaster

  1. A self-styled authority on language usage.

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Citations for usageaster
Newman went on to voice sentiments held by other usageasters: I think that slang adds richness and originality to English. Charlton Grant Laird and Phillip C. Boardman, The Legacy of Language
A poetaster pretends to write poetry; a usageaster pretends to know about questions of usage in language. Allan A. Metcalf, Predicting New Words
Origin of usageaster
Usageaster is derived from the word usage and the suffix -aster which refers to something that imperfectly resembles or mimics the true thing.