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As part of National Poetry Day 2017’s Free the Word campaign, OED associate editor Eleanor Maier explores Devon’s chosen phrase, which will be the subject of a poem by Chrissy Williams. dimpsy adj. dusky. When listeners to BBC Radio Devon were asked for their distinctive local words ‘dimpsy’ (also ‘dimpsey’, ‘dumpsey’, ‘dimsey’, etc.) was by far the most popular […]more