pompatus not in OED

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon May 21 02:10:53 UTC 2007

On Sun, 20 May 2007, James Harbeck wrote:

> I note that the OED does not have "pompatus".

This is certainly shocking.  It will be interesting to see whether the
following other pop-culture neologisms (Wikipedia's term) make the cut:

sideboob (Family Guy)
regifting (Seinfeld)

Fred Shapiro

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