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plouter, v.

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: plouter, v. To dabble or flounder in water, mud, etc., with the hands or feet



defensor civitatis, n.

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: defensor civitatis, n. An official who protected provincial citizens against injustices



show-me, adj.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: show-me, adj. Designating or relating to the State of Missouri or its inhabitants



moly, n.1

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: moly, n.1 In classical mythology: a fabulous herb with magic powers



malarkey, n.

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day on the opening of Hull's Big Malarkey festival: malarkey, n. Humbug, bunkum, nonsense; a palaver, racket



pismire, n.

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: pismire, n. An ant



nancy story, n.

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: nancy story, n. A kind of folk tale popular in the West Indies