Words on the Oxford English Dictionary’s Reject List



Dringle: The watermark left on wood caused by a glass of liquid.

Dunandunate: The overuse of a word or phrase that has recently been added to your own vocabulary

Earworm: A catchy tune that frequently gets stuck in your head

Espacular: Something especially spectacular

Fumb: Your large toe

Furgle: To feel in a pocket or bag for a small object such as a coin or key

Griefer: Someone who spends their online time harassing others

Headset jockey: A telephone call center worker

Locavor: A person who tries to eat only locally grown or produced food

Nonversation: A worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise elaborated upon

Polkadodge: The dance that occurs when two people attempt to pass each other but move in the same direction

Pregreening: To creep forward while waiting for a red traffic light to change

Spatulate: Removing cake mixture from the side of a bowl with a spatula

Stealth-geek: Someone who hides their nerdy interests while maintaining a normal outward appearance

Wibble: The trembling of the lower lip just shy of actually crying

Wurfing: The act of surfing the Internet while at work