Wegotism
Wegotism We"go*tism, n. [From we, in imitation of egotism.] Excessive use of the pronoun we; -- called also {weism}. [Colloq. or Cant] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • wegotism — 1797, from WE (Cf. we) + EGOTISM (Cf. egotism); an obtrusive and too frequent use of the first person plural by a speaker or writer [OED] …   Etymology dictionary

  • wegotism — The excessive use of we in writing, particulary in newspaper editorials …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • wegotism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • weism — Wegotism We go*tism, n. [From we, in imitation of egotism.] Excessive use of the pronoun we; called also {weism}. [Colloq. or Cant] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • we — O.E. we, from P.Gmc. *wiz (Cf. O.S. wi, O.N. ver, Dan. vi, O.Fris. wi, Du. wij, O.H.G., Ger. wir, Goth. weis we ), from PIE *wei (Cf. Skt. vayam, O.Pers. vayam, Hitt. wesh …   Etymology dictionary

  • Weism — We ism, n. Same as {Wegotism}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”