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- chup, int. and adj. 28 January 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day: chup, int. In colloquial Indian English: ‘be quiet’; ‘shut up’.
- mopery, n. 29 January 2023, 0:00OED WOTD: mopery, n. In U.S. English: the action of committing a minor or petty offence, such as loitering, etc.; contravention of a trivial or hypothetical law, esp. when used as an excuse to harass or arrest a person against whom no more serious crime can be charged.
- send-forth, n. 30 January 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day: send-forth, n. In Nigerian English: a celebration or event to mark a person's departure; a send-off.
- navel-gazer, n. 31 January 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day: navel-gazer, n. A person who engages in the mystical practice of gazing at his or her navel for a protracted period as a means of attaining a hypnotic or meditative state.
- frostification, n. 1 February 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day: frostification, n. An instance of hair turning grey or hoary.
- fluthered, adj. 2 February 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day on James Joyce's birthday: fluthered, adj. In colloquial Irish English: drunk, intoxicated. First recorded in Joyce's "Work in Progress", which he would later develop into 'Finnegan's Wake'.
- maquillaged, adj. 3 February 2023, 0:00OED Word of the Day: maquillaged, adj. Wearing cosmetics, made up.
- chup, int. and adj. 28 January 2023, 0:00