sumpsimus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sumpsimus a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression "he preferred his erroneous but pleasing mumpsimus to the correct sumpsimus"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sumpsimus A correct form replacing an erroneous one in familiar use; correctness regarded as pedantic. See mumpsimus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sumpsimus sump′si-mus a correct expression displacing an incorrect but common one (see Mumpsimus).
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 1st pers. pl. perf. indic. of sumĕre, to take.