caco·​gen·​ics

Definition of cacogenics

1 : dysgenics

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of cacogenics

1912, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cacogenics

cac- + -genics (as in eugenics)

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cacogenics

Statistics for cacogenics

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for cacogenics

The first known use of cacogenics was in 1912

See more words from the same year

Comments on cacogenics

What made you want to look up cacogenics? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to form ideas or theories about something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!