OED Timeline Challenge.

OED timeline challenge: can you guess when these words entered the English language? Fun!


  1. 4/5 the first time, 1/5 the second, 2/5 the third, but in most cases I was only off by one step.

  2. Trond Engen says

    Tried some six or eight times, never above 3/5, never below 1/5. Like you, generally off by one step.

  3. Hard! Only 1/5 for me.

  4. Only 1/5. I’m sure I would do better on a quiz about when words left the language, instead of entering it.

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