verbicide
noun Etymology: Latin verbum word + English -cide Date: 1858 1. deliberate distortion of the sense of a word (as in punning) 2. one who distorts the sense of a word

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  • verbicide — bəˌsīd noun ( s) Etymology: Latin verbi (from verbum word) + English cide 1. : deliberate distortion or destruction of the sense of a word (as in punning) raises the humor above the exasperation of sheer verbicide P.E.More …   Useful english dictionary

  • verbicide — An act of word destruction; i. e., a word ceases to exist or loses meaning due to the act of an inividual. For example, some would consider the act of verbing to be verbicidal. Valley girls haved used the word like so inappropriately for so long… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • verbicide — An act of word destruction; i. e., a word ceases to exist or loses meaning due to the act of an inividual. For example, some would consider the act of verbing to be verbicidal. Valley girls haved used the word like so inappropriately for so long… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • verbicide — /verr beuh suyd /, n. 1. the willful distortion or depreciation of the original meaning of a word. 2. a person who willfully distorts the meaning of a word. [1855 60; < L verb(um) word + I + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • verbicide — destroying the meaning of a word Killing and Killers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • verbicide — ver·bi·cide …   English syllables

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