Entry: phylacterish (adj.)
Definition: Well, let’s see if we can figure this out!
(n) leads to phylactery (n.): The fringe which the Israelites were
commanded to wear as a reminder of the obligation to keep the law;
(gen.) any fringe or border.
guess DFW could also have gone with phylacterial (adj.), but as
everyone knows, it’s much more fun to just make up new words.
SNOOT score: 1
Source: Oxford English Dictionary