Word of the Day – DUMBOLIC

dum·bol·ic      [dumbol-ik] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation

–adjective Also, dum·bol·i·cal.

1. of or pertaining to main-stream media journalists; crazed.
2. of, pertaining to, or suggesting a lack of curiosity by journalists when encountering liberal ideas.


3. a lazy liberal journalist, such as Anonymous (aka Joe Klein).
4. Archaic. a misinformed town crier; illiterate newsboy.

[Origin: 2007; < First used by TIME Inc’s political columnist and author of “Primary Colors”, Anonymous (aka Joe Klein)  L dūmcolicus < Gk doumkolikós dumb, equiv. to dumkól(os) dumbass (doum-, s. of dûs ass + -kolos liberal + -ikos -ic]

dum·bol·i·cal·ly, adverb

—Synonyms 2, 3. stupidly.

Dictionary.lib Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random Liberals New Revised and Amended Dictionary, © Random Liberals, Inc. 2007.

This new word has been created, bought and paid for by Time in Partnership with CNN and the Clinton Establishment, 18 September 2007.

Just “How Dumbolic Are They” —anyway?

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