The Globetrotter’s Glossary: Word of the Day is Locoraconteur


Locoraconteur (n.)

Variables: Locoraconteuring.

Roots: LocomotiveRaconteur (Click on the links to find the meanings of the root words on Merriam-Webster Dictionary).

Definition: Also, a raconteur/storyteller of railway or locomotive stories.

Example (s): 

  • The two most famous detective fiction novelists from Britain, Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, were also great locoraconteurs; what with the Charing Cross trysts of Watson and Holmes, or the murder mystery set on the Orient Express.
  • Rudyard Kipling, the great champion of colonialism in India, went about locoraconteuring through the 1880s, before the A.H. Wheeler and Co. brought out his prose and poetic works for railway passengers’ reading lists.


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