A few weeks ago many sites and sources reported that the Oxford Dictionary had just added new words.
However, many of the articles we saw were not clear. The additions were to Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) and NOT the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). Two different resources from the same publisher. More in this post where we include a link to a chart that helps explain the differences between the two reference resources.
Now, OED has released an update.
Oxford English Dictionary Releases Quarterly Update
Here are a few (of many) new words added to the OED.
- adults-only, adj.
- arab spring, n.
- buzzworthy, adj.
- grey zone | gray zone, n.
- low ball, n. and adj.
- low-balling, adj.
- ohmigosh, int.
- misdelivered, adj.
You can review the complete list of new words along with new sub-entries and new senses here.
See Also: Commentary from OED Editor, John Simpson