Nobel laureate » Nobeloriate
Spotted in the wild:
- Raould Hoffmann (2 time Nobeloriate in theoretical chemistry) said: “The vast majority of great things comes not in one flash of progress, but the accumulation of small things”. (link)
- I can now say I’ve met a Nobeloriate! (link)
- That series is one that you’ve just had a discussion about, the Handbook of Economics and is edited by a nobeloriate. (link)
Analyzed or reported by:
- JoAnne Schmitz (alt.usage.english)
The phrase “Nobel laureate” has also spawned such contracted forms as Nobelaureate and Nobelauriate — these are perhaps modeled on the single-word _baccalaureate_. The respelling of _Nobeloriate_ makes this variant a bit more eggcorny, as it seems to be influenced by forms like _professoriate_ (also reminiscent of _secretariat_, _proletariat_, _commissariat_, etc.?).