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Word Hoard

Exploring curious, quirky and intriguing vocabulary with the Oxford English Dictionary, a treasure trove of words.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a really special dictionary, one that shows how the English language has changed over time – and keeps changing! In many of the poems on our website, you’ll find OED links that can help you to explore interesting, difficult or downright quirky words. Collected together here are some more ways of exploring the OED’s treasure trove of words.