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This week the Oxford Dictionaries Blog explored the world of comedy with From joke to farce: comedy words and where they come from . Of the seven words profiled, the oldest, farce , dates back to 1530 and comes from the Old French word farce , which the etymology describes as "occurs as the name...
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March is Women's History Month, and the Oxford Dictionaries blog is celebrating with a quiz about "the words of womenkind". Jenkins' members can find the definitions of words like gynarchy , herstory , philogyny , Queen Bee , suffragette , and superwoman on the Oxford English Dictionary database, a...
Speed your legal research by installing our OED lookup extension, built just for Jenkins members. This Chrome extension allows you to instantly define a selected a word or phrase, using the Oxford English Dictionary, available via your membership. Once installed, users can select a word or phrase,...