PRONUNCIATION: (er-uh-WAH/WOH-nee-uhn)

MEANING: adjective:
1. Opposed to machines, automation, or technology, like a Luddite.
2. Treating disease as crime and ill people as criminals.

ETYMOLOGY: After Erewhon, a place described in the satirical novel Erewhon (1872) by Samuel Butler. Earliest documented use: 1897.

WERE-WHONIAN - turning into a whon during the full moon

EREWHONICAN - a citizen of Erewhonica

ERE-PHONIAN - pre-Alexander Graham Bell and his inventing