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doryphore

Syllabification: do·ry·phore
Pronunciation: /ˈdôrəˌfôr
 
/

Definition of doryphore in English:

noun

rare
A pedantic and annoyingly persistent critic.
Example sentences
  • Have I, the dreaded doryphore, hit on a typo?

Origin

1950s (introduced by Sir Harold Nicolson): from French, literally 'Colorado beetle', from Greek doruphoros 'spearcarrier'.

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