Words @Oxford

Have you ever wondered which words are looked up most frequently in our dictionaries?

From the steady stalwarts to the surprising spikes, we track the performance of each of our entry pages, and the list of the year’s most-viewed entries makes for interesting reading.

We’ve weeded out the boring bits – you’re welcome – and the words with that whiff of school-boy-humour – any ideas why pron. was in our top 50, folks? – to provide a run-down of the popular, pertinent, and sometimes puzzling words that you’ve been looking up the most this year.

Check them out!