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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AloofFox
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1 year ago

Okay I’ll just go this way.. wait no back the other way... backwards I guess???

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Charlotte Ayers
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1 year ago

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AloofFox
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1 year ago

SMUSH!!!

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AloofFox
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1 year ago

I HATE these! Like I just want an ACTUAL EXPLANATION, if it’s not too much trouble.

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Lexis
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1 year ago

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Too close to Chinese to avoid being slightly racist

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AloofFox
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1 year ago

I know a few...

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darryl dash
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1 year ago

It’s called impatience

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3ke
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1 year ago

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

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Cat on a bike
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1 year ago

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

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ZeitCycloneTangram
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1 year ago

Basically Scotland everyday

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Jesper Rasmussen
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1 year ago

I knew this one and thought it was used in general language.

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Racheal Githinji
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1 year ago

I like this one

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meow point1
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1 year ago

My dad does this! It was so annoying when he learnt the Y-word (the one that rhymes with beet) because I hate that word and when he was using it, I was like, "Not you too!".

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Ian Bartels
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1 year ago

I stubbed my dumb on the wall!

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Luis Milian
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1 year ago

this one, I'm glad they rejected it!

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Koalamonster
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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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Pan Da
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1 year ago

I would find "somiller" nicer given that the job is to operate a mill in a restaurant

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Ian Bartels
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1 year ago (edited)

You can lick the bowl after I spatulate.

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Tinley's Aunt
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1 year ago

AKA lazy.

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Monday
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1 year ago

This sounds kind of satisfying

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Lisa Greene
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1 year ago

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

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Bathsheba
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1 year ago

So... linguistics plus etymology?

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Koalamonster
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1 year ago

Why green ones???

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Something
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1 year ago

It's called running.

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Jonathon Smith
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1 year ago

Oh this feels like one of those horrible business buzzwords

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Magpie
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1 year ago

Onionate surely?

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Koalamonster
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1 year ago

Does anyone still use a physical map WHILE driving?? I feel like if you have no GPS you're still at least going to print out directions. Also I don't think anyone should be using a physical map- much less folding it- while driving. Pull over man.

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