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Maker-uper

noun; analogy
A person who creates his own ideas, concepts, etc.
 
The term “maker-uper” arises from the need to create a noun to describe an individual who makes something up. It is incorrectly derived from the colloquial “make up” plus the suffix “-er” denoting a person who does a specific activity.
Etymology : From make up + -er
Source : “I hope you’re word maker-upers; I know I am.” Professor Suzanne Kemmer, Class lecture, November 28, 2011
Last modified: 28 November 2011


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