wordage

noun
word·​age | \ ˈwər-dij How to pronounce wordage (audio) \

Definition of wordage

2 : the number or quantity of words
3 : wording

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somewhere, lost within all that wordage, is a modestly worthwhile idea
Recent Examples on the Web Messages varied in terms of wordage, but most signs offered support with unique personal twists. Briar Napier, The Arizona Republic, 11 July 2020

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First Known Use of wordage

1829, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of wordage was in 1829

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“Wordage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wordage. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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