anagrammatize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v anagrammatize read letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Anagrammatize To transpose, as the letters of a word, so as to form an anagram.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • anagrammatize To transpose, as the letters of a word, so as to form an anagram.
    • anagrammatize To make anagrams. Also spelled anagrammatise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. 'anagrammati`zein cf. F. anagrammatiser,

Usage

In literature:

Why don't you anagrammatize, or whatever you call it, 'Xavier Rabourdin, chef du bureau'?
"Bureaucracy" by Honore de Balzac
The anagrammatic argument had been neatly put by Sir Dudley Carleton, convincing no man.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
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