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What does rederick mean?
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Medieval English name from Germanic hrōd "fame" + rīc "power", revived after Walter Scott used it in a poem in 1811, where it is a translation of its Spanish cognate Rodrigo. Roderick is also used to anglicize Scottish Ruairidh and Welsh Rhydderch.
A male given name, diminutive: Rod.
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Rod?er?ick /ˈrɒdərɪk, ˈrɒdrɪk/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[rod-uh-rik, rod-rik] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
?noun a male given name: from Germanic words meaning ?glory? and ?ruler.?
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masc. proper name, from O.H.G. Hroderich, lit. "ruling in fame," from hruod- "fame, glory" + P.Gmc. *rikja "rule." It. and Sp. Rodrigo, Rus. Rurik are from Ger.
Online Etymology Dictionary, ? 2001 Douglas Harper
im pretty sure rederick is the title given to someone who is a skillful arguer - even if they don't believe in what they're arguing.
I believe you mean the word: Rhetoric.
According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
1: the art of speaking or writing effectively: as a: the study of principles and rules of composition formulated by critics of ancient times b: the study of writing or speaking as a means of communication or persuasion 2 a: skill in the effective use of speech b: a type or mode of language or speech ; also : insincere or grandiloquent language 3: verbal communication
I believe you are referring to "rhetoric", which is frequently pronounced "rederick". It can mean two different things depending on the connotation: it can be "the art of using language persuasively" or, more common now, "the disingenuous use of language to manipulate people" (Oxford English Dictionary)
Rederick means exaggeration