Did you know?

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

Tattoos and piercings

body piercing

noun

piercing2

nosering

noun

a piece of jewellery that you wear through your nose

pierce

verb

if you have a part of your body pierced, you have a small hole made in it so that you can wear jewellery in it

piercing

noun

the practice of having a hole made through a part of your body so that you can put jewellery in it

tattoo

noun

a permanent picture that is drawn on a part of your body by putting ink into your skin with a needle

tattoo

verb

to draw a tattoo on someone’s body

tattooist

noun

someone whose job is to draw tattoos on people’s bodies

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

selfie stick

an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …

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