Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


Sorry, no definitions found.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • It could be useful as a term for malformed words (such as anatidaephobia).

    March 21, 2011

  • -onym- "name", rather

    March 21, 2011

  • Never mind. Perhaps you can use it as a paper weight.

    March 21, 2011

  • I coined this word several decades ago. It is synonymous with "sesquipedalian word." I guess it didn't catch on. Derives from terato- "monster" and -nym "word."

    -Tim Baehr

    March 21, 2011