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OED’s researchers have traced the history of ‘header’ in the football (soccer) sense of ‘a shot, pass, or clearance made by heading the ball’ back to 1891 […]

baked Alaska

‘Alaska’, or ‘baked Alaska’, is a dessert made of ice cream topped with meringue, baked in a hot oven so that the meringue cooks before the ice cream melts. There are earlier examples of similar desserts, but […]


A ‘gangster’ is somebody who is part of a criminal gang. Despite such gangs having been around for a very long time, this word for an individual member […]