Double-Tongued Dictionary

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The Double-Tongued Dictionary is an online dictionary. It catalogs a growing lexicon of undocumented or under-documented words on the fringes of English, focusing on slang, jargon, and new words.[1]

Formerly known as the Double-Tongued Word Wrester,[2] the dictionary strives to record terms and expressions that are omitted, or are poorly covered, in mainstream dictionaries. It also features definitions and citations of strange and unusual words or phrases such as "parergon," "epigenetics," and "bleeding deacon."

The information on this site is compiled, written and edited by lexicographer Grant Barrett.[3]


The former name of the site ended with the word "Wrester," meaning "one who wrests," or "one who pulls, takes or extracts." It did not end with the word "Wrestler," containing an L.


  3. Keats, Jonathon. (2010). Virtual words : language on the edge of science and technology. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-19-539854-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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