“Muggle” Added to OED

Mar 18, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments


The word Muggle has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. The listing (according to TLC reader George, who sent us the link) reads as follows:

In the fiction of J. K. Rowling: a person who possesses no magical powers. Hence in allusive and extended uses: a person who lacks a particular skill or skills, or who is regarded as inferior in some way.

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