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A petty anonymous writer.

1867 SWINBURNE Let. 25 Dec. (1962) VI. 263, I have always found that these ‘anonymuncules’ vanish or collapse as soon as one attempts to set foot on them. a1869 C. READE in Swinburne Ess. & Stud. (1875) 3 Anonymuncules who go scribbling about. 1883 PROCTOR in Knowl. 25 May 313/2 Charles Reade is awfully hard on the criticasters and anonymuncules of the press.

[f. L. anonymous (see ANONYMOUS), after L. homunculus a little man.]