Have you ever struggled to find the perfect word meaning the exact thing that you are feeling or the exact thing that is happening? The Oxford English Dictionary might contain 171,476 words - but despite frequently adding cool words from the modern lexicon (including bae, yeesh, and hasbian), not all of them make the cut.

The Book of Everyone is a platform dedicated to finding out weird curiosities and facts about the world. We discovered that there's a secret (not so secret anymore) vault owned by the Oxford University Press that stores interesting words that have been rejected to be included in the dictionary. Over the last year, we've posted these delightful, unused, and rare words on our Facebook page and are now sharing the collection here with you! Scroll down below to check out this unofficial dictionary words vocab, and don't forget to upvote your favorite weird words!

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28 Words That Were Rejected From The Oxford English Dictionary

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Azandia
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8 months ago

I am imagining the situation right now and I lol-ed

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Charlotte Ayers
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8 months ago

What's the criteria for rejection? 'Wibble-wobble' has been a phrase in use for a long time. Wibble, used by itself would be a natural evolution of use.

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Luis Milian
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8 months ago

commonsenseables (n).

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Pan Da
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8 months ago

I am currently bored attending a nonference

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HANS
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8 months ago

Also spoken by many adults.

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Koalamonster
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8 months ago

There's actually a food truck that runs in my area that is called Locavore. I still think it's a funny word/name. In my head it means someone who eats trains.

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darryl dash
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8 months ago

It’s called impatience

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3ke
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8 months ago

So, the fancy word for evil eye or death stare?

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Cat on a bike
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8 months ago

Actually this would be spot-on, why the rejection?

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ZeitCycloneTangram
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8 months ago

Basically Scotland everyday

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3ke
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8 months ago

That's kinda cute. Quack-mire

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Luis Milian
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8 months ago

I'm Furgleing right now on BP

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spirit wolf
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8 months ago

Dear Kates, if you say "quote on quote" one more time, I will barf. One day we counted the number of times you used that term for your 15 minute presentation, it was TWENTY TWO TIMES!!

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Luis Milian
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8 months ago

so, what would you call the pinky toe?? big toe is perfect enough...

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Luis Milian
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8 months ago

this one, I'm glad they rejected it!

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Koalamonster
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8 months ago

Shouldn't that be precuperate? Like recuperate pre illness? It's also easier to say than percuperate.

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Tahani
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8 months ago

And it's relating to the Sphinx, smart one!

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tuzdayschild
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8 months ago

Pronounced pep-e-yay

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Ian Bartels
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8 months ago (edited)

You can lick the bowl after I spatulate.

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Tinley's Aunt
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8 months ago

AKA lazy.

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Monday
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8 months ago

This sounds kind of satisfying

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Lisa Greene
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8 months ago

Too close to Pringle...I think it should be Gring as in Glass + Ring

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Bathsheba
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8 months ago

So... linguistics plus etymology?

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Koalamonster
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8 months ago

Why green ones???

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Tahani
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8 months ago

Sprog already exists and it's slang for a child

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Jonathon Smith
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8 months ago

Oh this feels like one of those horrible business buzzwords

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Magpie
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8 months ago

Onionate surely?

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Dilly Millandry
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8 months ago

Also called an outdated person and a fool for doing that while driving.

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