A Word With a Higher, Certainly Broader, Meaning Than It Appears: “Crotcheteer”


“One who fixes the mind too exclusively on one subject.One given to some favorite crochet or hobby.”

— Daniel Lyons’ Dictionary of the English Language, 1898


(Editor’s Note: A “crotchet” is an “odd, whimsical or perverse notion.”  Hence the word ” crotchety” — someone with a lot of crotchets.)


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