Double-Tongued Dictionary

Posted on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Double-Tongued Dictionary, formerly Double-Tongued Word Wrester, is an award-winning online dictionary of fringe English, focusing on slang, jargon, and newly coined words, mostly of American origin or usage. Written and maintained by lexicographer Grant Barrett, the dictionary provides English speakers and learners with definitions of thousands of words and phrases not included in standard dictionaries, each illustrated with several citations given in chronological order.


  • More than 1,200 dictionary entries, browsable both by subject and by date
  • More than 16,000 citations culled from a wide variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, books, and websites
  • Etymological information provided where possible
  • Categorized directory of links to language-related websites and publications
  • Free daily site updates offered via email
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