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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, what do you call someone who is "addicted to the use of … Ellipsis in argument or discourse"?

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Answer: an ellipsist

The first OED citation for the term ellipsist is from 1859: "These … would hold in contempt the timidity of the ellipsists." (Source: I. Taylor, Logic in Theology, pg. 42)


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