Inkhorn meaning

ĭngk'hôrn'
A small container made of horn or a similar material, formerly used to hold ink for writing.
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Affectedly or ostentatiously learned; pedantic.

Inkhorn words.

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A small container made of horn or other material, formerly used to hold ink.
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Pedantic; bookish.

An inkhorn term.

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(archaic) A small portable container, often made of horn, used to carry ink.
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(used attributively, pejorative, of vocabulary) Pedantic, obscurely scholarly.
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Origin of inkhorn

  • From Middle English inkhorn (“small portable vessel, originally made of horn, used to hold ink”), equivalent to ink +‎ horn.
    From Wiktionary