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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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Ozwords Newsletter
Ozwords Newsletter

Ozwords Newsletter

The Australian National Dictionary Centre produces a free newsletter twice a year which is published by Oxford University Press. The newsletter explores a wide range of topics related to Australian English. Available by free subscription or in PDF.

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Word of the Month
Word of the Month

Word of the Month

Our latest Word of the Month looks at the term 'tip turkey': the white ibis, Threskiornis moluccus, often regarded as a pest in urban areas because of its scavenging at tips, etc.

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Word of the Year for 2014
Word of the Year for 2014

Word of the Year for 2014

The Australian National Dictionary team have chosen 'shirtfront' as Word of the Year for 2014.

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The Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary
The Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary

The Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary

The latest edition of the Australian Primary Oxford Dictionary has recently been published. The dictionary was edited at the Australian National Dictionary Centre by Dr Amanda Laugesen and Mark Gwynn.

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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: 29 August 2015/ Responsible Officer:  Centre Director / Page Contact:  Web Publisher