PRONUNCIATION: (AL-duhr-mas-tuhn)

MEANING: noun: Relating to a protest, disapproval, dissent, etc.

ETYMOLOGY: After Aldermaston, a village in Berkshire, England. Earliest documented use: 1958.

NOTES: Aldermaston is the home of Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) where the UK designs and builds its nuclear weapons. Since 1958, there have been many London-to-Aldermaston marches in protest of nuclear armament.

AL (DR) MASTON - Alan Maston got a doctorate but doesn't use it

ALTER MASTON - ...but it's changed him somehow

ALLER MASTON - ...and all his German relatives too