Thank you for the responses.

I wasn't aware that the OED already defines the word.

Would you have any advice about how to go about disputing the definition?

Thoughts on my argument -- preferably here, since this would seem to be an appropriate forum -- would be gratefully appreciated.

Last edited by pendant; 05/06/13 09:45 AM. Reason: clarification

Pendant, n. One who, by correcting others, gives himself (or herself) just enough rope by which to hang.