Pronounced: SAM-fee (alt: SAM-fie), noun

Notes: Another word I have no recollection of ever seeing before

Yesterday’s word

The word kakistocracy means “a government made of the worst possible people in power”

First usage

Our word came into English in the early 1800s

Background / Comments

At any particular time, nearly half of the US population probably think their county is a kakistocracy. Our word hails from Greek; you probably recognized -cracy (rule of). The other part is kákistos (the worst), which is a superlative of kakós (bad).

Published by Richard

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

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