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lexicographer

lek si ko gruh fer

  • n  a compiler or writer of a dictionary; a student of the lexical component of language

  • Britain's Eric Partridge, a lexicographer who has strayed off the fairways of the English language to rummage in the rough (A Dictionary of Slang, Shakespeare's Bawdy), shows in .
  • Unlike Sam Johnson, who occasionally winked (as when he defined "lexicographer" as "a harmless drudge") and who occasionally nodded into Latinic somnolence ("Networkanything .
  • The Department of Agriculture set out to become lexicographer and authority in its own field.
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  • Letter: Things to be admired
    Big things are to be admired, even stupidity. So said Samuel Johnson, 18th century lexicographer, critic, poet and conversationalist. All of which brings to mind regulations, ordinances, procedures and so forth that stultify progress.
    June 12, 2013 - Gloucester-Mathews Gazette-Journal
Quotes

  • Samuel Johnson in New York Times
    A social critic over a century later than Johnson, Ambrose Bierce, commented in his Devil's Dictionary: "With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first."
  • Grant Barrett in Telegraph.co.uk
    Grant Barrett, a freelance lexicographer based in New York and vice-president of the American Dialect Society, told New Scientist magazine: "There is an explosion in this kind of work. No savvy lexicographer ignores Urban Dictionary. Its visitors...

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