[Ads-l] "neatist", noun and attributive; not in OED3

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Dec 26 20:08:34 UTC 2014


"Neatist":  Someone who is obsessive about being neat, or intolerant 
of messy persons.

Jeremy:  "Don't be so neatist."
Mother:  "What?"
Jeremy:  "Neatist: biased against disorder, It's intolerance, Mom, 
and I can't support it."

2014 Dec. 26.  "Zits", by Jerry Scott & Jim Borgman.  [Courtesy Boston Globe.]

Not in Urban Dictionary!  Nor in Google News.

Hits in Google Web, but it's hard to separate out the misspellings 
(deliberate or ignorant) -- and I refuse to try.   About 42 hits for 
"neatist" in Google Books (none for "neatists"), all seeming to be 
OCR errors or misspellings.

Joel

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