One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1With reference to Semitic writing systems: a person who inserts points indicating vowel and accentuation signs; especially a person who was the first to do this, as, in Hebrew, any of the Masoretes.
2A person who inserts punctuation marks into text; a user of punctuation.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Brian Walton (1600–1661), bishop of Chester and biblicist. Apparently from punctuate + -or.
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