New Word


Noun:  Kakistocracy – Government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.

Word Origin and History for Kakistocracy

1829, “Government by the worst element of a society” coined on analogy of its opposite, aristocracy, from Greek “kakistos – worst”.  Superlative of kakos “bad” (related to the general word for defecate.

At which point after the recent election and watching the forming of the incoming Trump cabinet we all get to say, “Oh Shit!”


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2 Responses to New Word

  1. Oregon Democrat says:

    I learned a new word today…


  2. tony says:

    Oh funny! Oh shit, you bet….


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