pompatus not in OED

James Harbeck jharbeck at SYMPATICO.CA
Mon May 21 03:06:29 UTC 2007

>It's "puppetu_d_es."

I originally typed "puppetudes," but then I looked at the source that
was first in my field of vision and saw it with a t, so I changed it
without double-checking other sources. I'll happily go with a d.
Makes more sense, and apparently Green didn't write it down anyway,
so we can have our way!

James Harbeck.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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