Johnsonese

noun
John·son·ese | \ˌjän(t)-sə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\

Definition of Johnsonese 

: a literary style characterized by balanced phraseology and Latinate diction

First Known Use of Johnsonese

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Johnsonese

Samuel Johnson

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