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The Australian National Dictionary

The two volume second edition of the Australian National Dictionary: Australian Words and their Origins was published in August.

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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 regular blogs.

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Word of the Month
Word of the Month

Word of the Month

Our December Word of the Month looks at the term 'koala diplomacy': Australia's use of koalas as diplomatic gifts to other countries; a form of Australian soft power diplomacy.

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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 Year for 2015
Word of the Year for 2015

Word of the Year for 2015

The Australian National Dictionary team have chosen 'sharing economy' as Word of the Year for 2015.

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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.

 

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