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Queenomania, n.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: Queenomania, n. Devotion to the cause of Queen Caroline (1768?1821), estranged wife of King George IV



fogou, n.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: fogou, n. In Cornwall: a man-made underground passage or chamber lined with stone



Ragnarök, n.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: Ragnarök, n. Scandinavian Mythology. The destruction or ?twilight? of the gods; the last battle of this world?



outler, n.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: outler, n. An animal that is not housed during the night or winter



mingle-mangle, n. and adj.

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: mingle-mangle, n. A mixture, a mishmash; a confused medley of things (U.S. slang)



Aganippe, n.

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: Aganippe, n. Used allusively to denote the source of poetic inspiration



panic, adj. and n.2

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0500

OED Word of the Day: panic, adj. and n.2. Originally: of or relating to the ancient Greek god Pan