phrasemaker


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 the demagogue phrasemaker and the smart heckler into discomfited silence — World's Work

— compare phrasemonger

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/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]

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phraseˈman, phraseˈmaker or phraseˈmonger noun
A user or maker of wordy or fine-sounding phrases
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Main Entry:phrase

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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

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

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  • 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