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Word Box
Word Box

Word Box

If you come across a word or phrase that you think is new, unusual, or used in an unfamiliar way, please let us know by posting it in our Word Box.

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Ozwords Blog
Ozwords Blog

Ozwords Blog

For the dinkum oil on Australian English. Read our weekly blogs.

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Australian National Dictionary
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Australian National Dictionary

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Australian National Dictionary

The Australian National Dictionary Centre celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Australian National Dictionary this year. Thanks to all colleagues past and present, and to the Centre's many friends who turned out for the celebration.

Word of the Month
Word of the Month

Word of the Month

Our latest Word of the Month looks at the term 'sparrow ticket' - a means of gaining admission to, or viewing, an event such as a sporting match without paying for a ticket.

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Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary
Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary

Australian Oxford Pocket Dictionary

The seventh edition of the Australian Pocket Oxford Dictionary has just been published. We explore the historic significance of this dictionary on our weblog.

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2013 Word of the Year
2013 Word of the Year

2013 Word of the Year

The Australian National Dictionary Centre has chosen 'bitcoin' as its 2013 Word of the Year. 'Bitcoin' is a type of digital crypto-currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank.

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Welcome

The Australian National Dictionary Centre conducts research into Australian English, and provides Oxford University Press with editorial expertise for their Australian dictionaries. It was established in 1988, and is jointly funded by The
Australian National University and Oxford University Press Australia.

 

Updated: 16 April 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher