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Here are a few interesting entries from the online edition of the Oxford English Dictionary:

• Bake-off: A baking competition, especially one between nonprofessional contestants.

Femocrat: An influential female civil servant or politician, especially one noted for feminist views.

Ozzie and Harriet: A married couple, especially regarded as exemplifying traditional, wholesome or idealized domesticity.

• Poltroon: A spiritless coward; a mean-spirited, worthless wretch; a craven.

• Slumgum: The residual wax … and other impurities that remain when the honey and most of the wax are extracted from honeycombs by warming them.

Tubigrip: A proprietary name for a tubular, elasticated bandage intended to aid recovery of an injured limb, etc., by providing compression and support.

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