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floccinaucinihilipilification (flok" suh naw" suh nigh" hil uh pil" uh fi KAY shuhn)
Something that is totally and absolutely valueless or worthless.

It is a combination of: flocci, a "tuft of wool"; plus nauci from naucum, "a trifling thing, worthless" plus nihili from Latin nihil, "nothing" plus pili, the plural of pilus, a "hair" or "trifle"; plus the suffix -fication, to make the combination a noun.

Listed in the well-known Eton Latin Grammar of Eton College in the UK.

The Oxford English Dictionary shows the first use of the word by William Shetstone in 1777: "I loved him for nothing so much as his flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money."

This entry is located in the following units: flocc-, floccu- + (page 1) pilo-, pil-, pili- + (page 1)