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Nov. 5th, 2018 | 08:42 am

amatorculist (ay-muh-TOR-kyu-list, which is yes a hard stress to place) - n., an insignificant, hypocritical, or lousy lover.


So in order, the one who doesn't have a chance, the trifler with affections, or the bad in bed. This is an old one, which seems to have survived (barely) because it's in Johnson's dictionary. This is a Latin stem, amator, lover + -cul, Latin diminutive suffix + -ist, English suffix of person doing the stem.

---L.

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