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Definition of holophrastic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

holophrastic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌhɒləˈfræstɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːləˈfræstɪk//
 
, NAmE//ˌhoʊləˈfræstɪk//
 
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expressing a whole idea in a single word, for example a baby saying ‘up’ for ‘I want you to pick me up’