phrasemaker
noun Date: 1822 1. one who coins impressive phrases 2. one given to making fine-sounding but often hollow and meaningless phrases • phrasemaking noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • phrasemaker — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : one that coins telling phrases was a born phrasemaker G.W.Johnson a humorist, a wit, a vivid phrasemaker, a superb paradoxer Outlook 2. : one given to making fine sounding but often hollow and meaningless phrases shame… …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrasemaker — phrasemaking, n. /frayz may keuhr/, n. 1. a person who is skilled in coining well turned phrases; phraseologist. 2. a person who makes catchy but often meaningless or empty statements. [1815 25; PHRASE + MAKER] * * * …   Universalium

  • phrasemaker — noun A crafter of phrases; one who pens bombast or rhetoric …   Wiktionary

  • phrasemaker — phrase•mak•er [[t]ˈfreɪzˌmeɪ kər[/t]] n. 1) cvb a person skilled in coining well turned phrases 2) cvb a person who makes catchy but often meaningless or empty statements • Etymology: 1815–25 phrase′mak ing, n …   From formal English to slang

  • Phrasemaker of Versailles — Woodrow Wilson twentyeighth President of the United States …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • phrasemaking — [frāz′māk΄iŋ] n. the coining of memorable or quotable phrases, slogans, etc. phrasemaker n. * * * See phrasemaker. * * * …   Universalium

  • phrasemonger — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one habitually using fine sounding but often empty phrases usually not of his own invention called also phraseman; compare phrasemaker 2 * * * phrasemongering, n. /frayz mung geuhr, mong /, n. phrasemaker (def. 2). [1805 15; …   Useful english dictionary

  • phrasemonger — noun Date: 1611 phrasemaker 2 • phrasemongering noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phrasemaking — noun see phrasemaker …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • phrasemonger — phrasemongering, n. /frayz mung geuhr, mong /, n. phrasemaker (def. 2). [1805 15; PHRASE + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

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