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First Edition

Words as old as the OED

From ‘superstardom’ to ‘space traveller’, ‘Mary Jane’ to ‘Mussoliniesque’, travel back with us to explore a surprising selection of words as old as the dictionary itself.

1928: the Year of the Dictionary

International acclaim, a nine-course banquet, a toast by the Prime Minister… Find out how the completion of the OED was celebrated by its contemporaries.