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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Definitions for logophile

  1. a lover of words.

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Citations for logophile
When I was growing up, long before I became a logophile or even knew that a logophile was a word lover, my mom used to grumble about the misuse of the word "like" on TV. Patricia T. O’ Conner and Stewart Kellerman, Origins of the Specious: Myths and Misconceptions of the English Language, 2009
Crazes behave like epidemics, but in Scrabble’s case the bug has never died out, and the Internet has revived its potency. Toward the end of 2000, … offered one of the first interactive, multiplayer versions of the game, and it was suddenly possible, at whatever hour … to join a community of besotted logophiles from every continent. Judith Thurman, "Spreading the Word," The New Yorker, January 19, 2009
Origin of logophile
Logophile comes from the Greek words lógos meaning "word, speech, discourse" and philos meaning "loving, dear."