January 26, 2022

More than 500 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary (September 2016 Update)

From the OED “What’s New” Web Page:

This month marks the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth and, to mark this occasion, September’s quarterly update to the OED contains a range of revised and newly drafted entries connected to Roald Dahl and his writing, including splendiferoushuman bean, and Dahlesque. Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED, takes a closer look at some of these words in this article.

As ever, the September update to OED contains more than 500 new words, phrases, and senses [and 1,000 revised and updated entries including 1,200 new senses].

Additions this quarter include Westminster bubbleYOLO, and yogalates.


Complete List of New Words, Subentries, and Senses Added (September 2016 Update)

New Words Notes September 2016 (by Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED)

Note: Identical article Posted on OxfordWords Blog as, “One Hundred Years of Roald Dahl: An Oxford English Dictionary Update

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