May 26, 2022

June 2015 Update: About 500 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary

From OED:

Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in this quarter’s update. Additions this June include twerk, FLOTUS, yarn-bombing, and crowdfund.

You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.

The June 2015 update covers a huge variety of words, and our release notes reflect this. Graeme Diamond, our Editorial Content Director, discusses the fascinating history of the fedora, and Senior Editor Denny Hilton explores the lengthy revision of one of the shortest words in the Dictionary, go. Assistant Editor Jonathan Dent investigates the effect of the online world on English, including interweb and retweet.

This update also sees the inclusion of a wide range of words from Philippine English, such as Mabuhay and carnap. You can read more about the new Filipino additions in this article by Research Fellow Danica Salazar.

Review the Complete List of Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to OED (June 2015).

Review the Complete List of New Filipino List Words

See Also:  Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) are different products and intended for different users/uses. Words in ODO might not be in OED. Both dictionaries are published by Oxford University Press. This page explains the main differences between the two reference tools.

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