Formerly known as the Double-Tongued Word Wrester, 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 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.
- Keats, Jonathon. (2010). Virtual words : language on the edge of science and technolog. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-0-19-539854-0.
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