OMNISHAMBLES - The newest word in Oxford Dictionary.

05/12/2012 14:04

Have you heard this word before: omnishambles? 

It is the newest word in Oxford Dictionary.

Omnishambles (noun, informal) means a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations.


[coined by the writers of the satirical television programme The Thick of It: from OMNI- and SHAMBLES]

In an uneasy year for the coalition full of high profile political gaffes and policy 'flip flopping', it will probably come as no surprise.

The word 'omnishambles' has been declared Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year 2012.