January 20, 2022

Reference: Complete List of New Words Added to Oxford English Dictionary (September 2013 Quarterly Release)

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

The editors of the Oxford English Dictionary have just released their September 2013 update with new wordsnew sub-entries and new senses.

What’s New?

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

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.