Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

headdesk - definition and synonyms

Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

noun

Related words

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    an act of placing or banging your head on a desk or table as a sign of frustration or despair

    The PM got the head-desk from a little girl at a school in Bolton.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/09/2015
quiz invitation

Open Dictionary

panjandrum

a person who has or claims to have a lot of influence

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play