Witticaster
Witticaster Wit"tic*as`ter, n. [Formed like criticaster.] A witling. [R.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • witticaster — nonce wd. (wɪtɪˈkæstə(r)) [f. wit n. or witty a., after criticaster.] A petty or inferior wit, a witling. First in Latham s Dict., 1872, where the following is quoted as from Milton on the authority of ‘Ord MS.’: The mention of a nobleman seems… …   Useful english dictionary

  • witticaster — a petty or inferior wit Pretenders and Dabblers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • Pretenders and Dabblers — This small set of 21 obscure words consists of nouns used to define minor, inferior, or petty members of various professions. The words end with aster , a Latin pejorative suffix indicating incomplete resemblance or lesser status. These words are …   Phrontistery dictionary

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