Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 11 16:49:58 UTC 2007

I'm familiar with "bellicist," myself, though I no longer recall whence.


On Dec 9, 2007 12:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at> wrote:
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> "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.
>   JL
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