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bagsy, v.

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: bagsy, v. Brit. To assert a claim or right to (something) by using the expression ?bagsy?



Mezzofanti, n.

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: Mezzofanti, n. A person of exceptional linguistic ability



obeliscolychny, n.

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: obeliscolychny, n. A lighthouse; a lamp-bearer



rintherout, adj. and n.

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: rintherout, n. A wild or undisciplined person, a tearaway



devil's advocate, n.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: devil's advocate, n. A person appointed by the Roman Catholic Church to argue against a proposed beatification…



Mona Lisa, n. and adj.

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: Mona Lisa, n. A woman having an enigmatic smile or expression such as that of the woman in Leonardo's painting…



strategery, n.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0400

OED Word of the Day: strategery, n. The use of devious or dishonest schemes, tricks, or ploys