prescriptivist

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

prescriptive +‎ -ist

NounEdit

prescriptivist (plural prescriptivists)

  1. Someone who lays down rules regarding language usage, or who believes that traditional norms of language usage should be upheld.

AdjectiveEdit

prescriptivist (comparative more prescriptivist, superlative most prescriptivist)

  1. Having a tendency to prescribe.

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Last modified on 10 June 2011, at 04:20