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noun: One who refers to oneself in the third person.
[From Latin ille (that) + -ism.]
"I've read that some famous sports figures become illeists during press
conferences: 'He [meaning the speaker] has to work more on his free
throws.' I have but one thing to say about that, 'Redgate finds that
sort of thing somewhat irritating.'"
This week's theme: Words to describe people
To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious. -Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680)