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WordWatch roundup: terrorism, father, inshallah, and bastard-trench


This series investigates changes in lookups for words and their meanings across OxfordDictionaries.com. The graphs are based…

Word origins

Learn more about the interesting origins of English idioms and words.

Random questions

Have you ever wondered whether a penguin is a bird, or whether a tomato is a fruit or a vegetable? Here you'll find a collection of answers to peculiar questions.

Oxford Arabic Dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries | Arabic is a groundbreaking new online dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic and English based on modern usage.

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Weird and wonderful words

Explore a host of interesting words, from 'absquatulate' to 'zetetic'...

disinterested or uninterested
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Video: ‘disinterested’ or ‘uninterested’?


The difference between 'disinterested' and 'uninterested' is often controversial. Watch our video to find out how to get…

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Mabuhay! Philippine English in the OED update


Mabuhay from Oxford as we bring you news of the June quarterly update of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which sees…