cacography etymology

English word cacography comes from English -graphy, English caco- (Bad, defective.)

Detailed word origin of cacography

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-graphy English (eng) Represents something written or otherwise represented in the specified manner, or about a specified subject.
caco- English (eng) Bad, defective.
cacography English (eng) Bad spelling or punctuation, especially unintuitive spellings considered as a feature of a whole language or dialect. [from 16th c.]. Poor or illegible handwriting. [from 17th c.].

Words with the same origin as cacography

Descendants of -graphy
CDT CT adenography aerography angiography bathygraphic chromatography cryptography crystallography dendrography enigmatography iconography lexicography mammogram oceanography quasar radiculography radio radio silence rheography splanchnography stenography tomography vasography zoography
Descendants of caco-
cacodemoniac cacodoxy cacoethics cacogastric cacogenesis cacographic cacology cacophobia cacotrophy