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gobby, adj.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: gobby, adj. Overly talkative, loud-mouthed; impudent, rude



water spider, n.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: water spider, n. A Eurasian spider that lives under water by spinning a 'diving bell' web…



phatic, adj.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: phatic, adj. Of or relating to speech that serves to establish or maintain social relationships…



ablation, n.

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: ablation, n. The action or process of taking away or removing something; subtraction, removal



Hogs Norton, n.

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: Hogs Norton, n. A fictional town renowned for its uncultured and boorish inhabitants



Grand Guignol, n. and adj.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: Grand Guignol, n. A dramatic entertainment consisting of short pieces of a sensational and macabre kind...



ovicaprid, n. and adj.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: ovicaprid, n. Chiefly in archaeology: a sheep or goat