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redonculous

adjective;
ridiculous, or extremely ridiculous I can’t quite figure out the etymology of this word. It is clearly has the root of the existing word “ridiculous.” However, I’m not sure how the word became this variation. The only explanation I can come up with is that adding the “donc” to the word makes it sound even more ridiculous that the word ridiculous. So it is possibly a strange version of sound symbolism. I have heard this word from several different sources, so it is a fairly established neologism. This must prove that even when the etymology of a neologism is not immediately apparent, as it may be in compound neologisms, the word may still easily survive.
 
The antics at the party last night were redonculous.
Etymology : etymology unknown with root word ridiculous
Source : A friend
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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