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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

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Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary

From aardvark to zozimus, a dictionary of real and invented words used by the world’s best storyteller. With real citations from Roald Dahl’s children’s books and illustrations by Quentin Blake, this dictionary is engaging, accessible, and will inspire and encourage young writers and readers.

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