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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl Word of the Week: troggy

troggy (adjective) troggier, troggiest Definition: Something troggy is vile and horrible. Troggy is a very strong word, so only troggy giants use it as an insult. Example: The giants picked up rocks and hurled them after him. He managed to dodge them. ‘Ruddy little runt!’ they shouted. ‘Troggy little twit!’ – The BFG Please note: … Read more

BBC 500 Words 2018

2018 Oxford Children’s Word of the Year: Plastic

Plastic has been revealed as the Children’s Word of the Year by Oxford University Press for the BBC Radio 2’s 500 Words Competition. British children have once again shown themselves to be fabulously inventive, funny and socially astute. This year, more than 134,000 children entered the competition and the team at Oxford Children’s Dictionaries have … Read more