Did you know?

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

addaword.gifdefinition of back forty

an extremely large amount of something that is usually unnecessary
Don't add too much flour to this cake. We don't need the whole back forty!
Submitted by: Christine from United States on 18/03/2012 13:49:00
Definition of back forty from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

BuzzWord Article


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