The Word That Describes Itself

Daniel Ganninger
July 7, 2024

FAST FACT

The word “oxymoron” is actually an oxymoron. It comes from the Greek “oxy,” meaning sharp or keen, and “moron,” meaning dull or stupid. Its origin is from the 1650s. Be careful when you call someone an oxymoron because you may be giving them some sort of compliment.