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Oxford English Dictionary word development

As an historical resource, the Oxford English Dictionary’s mission is to record the history of words, capturing their development. OED has produced a fun and fact-filled video to demonstrate the journey a word takes in order to find its way into the dictionary. It turns out that some words are older than you think.

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