A.Word.A.Day
with Anu Garg

onomatomania

PRONUNCIATION:
(on-uh-mat-uh-MAY-nee-uh)

MEANING:
noun: An obsession with particular words or names and desire to recall or repeat them.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via Latin, from Greek onoma (name) + -mania (excessive enthusiasm or craze).

USAGE:
“Every time Ammon Shea came across an interesting word, he jotted it down, desperate to avoid onomatomania.”
Nicole Martin; The Last Word; The Daily Telegraph (London, UK); Oct 4, 2008.