Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Sun Dec 9 17:55:27 UTC 2007

"One who favors or calls for war; anti-pacifist; militarist; warmonger. Often attrib."

  Not in OED. I just spent a full hour documenting this word in an email. Then the goddamned computer erased it all and I can't get it back. How? Inadvertently pressed a funny button, how else?

  Anyway, first known appearance: 1912 in a book by Norman Angell about the Balkans. Angell used in again in 1913 in the fourth ed. of his well-known _The Great Illusion_.

  Frequent appearances since then. Check it out.


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