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As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]more
It’s the political insult that has sent everyone scuttling off to their dictionaries. But what exactly did Boris Johnson mean when he referred to the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as ‘a mutton-headed old mugwump’? Though it has a whiff of both J K Rowling and Roald Dahl about it (with good reason, as we […]more