reformed spelling

noun

Definition of reformed spelling

: any of several methods of spelling English words that use letters with more phonetic consistency than conventional spelling and that usually discard some silent letters (as in pedagog for pedagogue)

First Known Use of reformed spelling

1879, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reformed spelling was in 1879

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“Reformed spelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reformed%20spelling. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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