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From First World problems to last calls: notes on the OED update

 

Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries, takes a closer look some of the new additions in this quarter’s update…

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Palabra del día flippant
Pronunciación: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
adjective
not showing a serious or respectful attitude

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