Superior Person’s Tuesday: Word-Grubber

Another word for Superior Person!

Word-Grubber n. One who is particular about fine points of verbal usage and who himself uses long and unusual words in everyday speech. An eighteenth-century slang term.

Hermione is certainly particular about fine parts of verbal usage.

On Tuesdays we offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. Be on the look out for a new edition of The Superior Person’s Complete Book of Words, now available for purchase.