Saturday, 14 January 2012

Entry:   martinet (n.)

Definition:    Originally: a person who leads others in military drill. Later: a military or naval officer who is especially concerned with strictness of discipline; (gen.) a rigid, inflexible, or merciless disciplinarian.

Other:   I have a deep-seated, glowing, warm and fuzzy place for old-timey sounding insults.  Ratfink, for example.

SNOOT score:  3

Page:  15

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary

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