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poppism, n.

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: poppism, n. The act of making a smacking sound with the lips



navy bean, n.

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: navy bean, n. A haricot bean (originally so called from its use by the U.S. Navy)



potulent, adj. and n.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: potulent, adj. Drunken; given to or characterized by drinking



mathlete, n.

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: mathlete, n. A person who takes part in a mathematics competition



pozzy, n.

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: pozzy, n. Military slang. Jam, marmalade



junkball, n.

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: junkball, n. In baseball: a pitch that relies on movement rather than speed



sub rosa, adv. and adj.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: sub rosa, adv. Privately, secretly, in strict confidence