eonian

Pronounced: ee-OH-nee-uhn, adj

Notes: Like so many of the recent words, I didn’t know this word, but after I saw the definition, I realized I should have been able to figure it out


Yesterday’s word

The word wegotism is “the habit of using ‘we’ when referring to oneself”

First usage

Although this sounds new, the word came into English in the late 1700s

Background / Comments

The word is simply a joining of we and egotism. I haven’t run into this word, nor can I think of anyone I know to whom this word applies. In formal speech, royalty uses “we” instead of “I” but that is a convention, not necessarily egotism.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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