Dord: Merriam-Webster’s Ghost Word

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No one has ever intentionally slipped a phony word into the M-W Dictionary, but one sneaked in there by accident once. Check out the curious history of the non-word, dord.

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  1. Paul Schwarz
    Paul Schwarz07-11-2012

    Actually, that would be a great word to use as a juvenile diss, as in, “You’re such a dord.”

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