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For some reason I thought "egrarious" was a word, but I cannot find any authoritative reference to the word.

I thought it meant "ostentatiously bad".

I am aware there is a word "egregious".

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Maybe I've heard this word in a song? "This is the dawning of the Age of Egrarious, the Age of Egrarious..." –  J.R. Apr 21 '12 at 20:51
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There's also agrarian .... –  Hellion Apr 22 '12 at 4:05

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It does now that you've asked about it, but I've no idea what it means. It could indeed be a misspelling of egregious, which has the distinction of describing something that is remarkable in both a good sense and a bad sense.

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Thanks. I wonder how many other non-existent words I have in my head?! I can only imagine it is a crossed wire in my brain or someone else had this imaginary word in their head and uttered it during my formative years. –  Ben Aston Apr 21 '12 at 20:53
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@BenAston At least you're not alone. This is one of the ways words get added to the language, after all. –  Cameron Apr 21 '12 at 21:04
    
The merging of two uncommon words may play a part in the formation of "egrarious": That one guy was egregiously gregarious, he hung out with everyone. –  Wayfaring Stranger Apr 22 '12 at 15:38

egrarious adj.
(egregious + gregarious) standing out from the crowd; promiminent; conspicuous ...

...and enjoying it, letting others enjoy.

see details on quizlet.com

Like fantabulous; chillax; brunch.

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Link to the Quizlet entry –  jwodder Apr 21 '12 at 20:51
    
Thanks. I've trouble with the browser to copy-paste. –  Kris Apr 21 '12 at 20:57
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The definition you give is exactly the meaning I had in my head. I presume you are saying it is a neologism. It is in no dictionary I can find. –  Ben Aston Apr 21 '12 at 21:00
    
It could have been meant as a nonce word, but stayed on. Just guessing. –  Kris Apr 21 '12 at 21:06
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It looks very like a confusion between egregious (standing out from the crowd) and gregarious (enjoying being in the crowd). Perhaps something like this picture –  Henry Apr 22 '12 at 1:10

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