aischrolatreia

noun

ais·​chro·​la·​treia
ˌī-skrō-lə-ˈtrī-ə
plural -s
: worship of filth : cult of the obscene

Word History

Etymology

Greek aischros shameful, ugly (from aischos disgrace) + -latreia -latry; probably akin to Old English ǣwisc, ǣwisce disgrace, shame, ǣwan to despise, Middle High German eisch ugly, Middle Low German eichelen, ēchelen to disgust, Gothic aiwiski disgrace

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aischrolatreia was in 1912

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“Aischrolatreia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aischrolatreia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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