May 17, 2022

More Than 600 New Words, Phrases, and Senses Added to Oxford English Dictionary (June 2017 Update)

From the OED Website:

2017-06-30_08-45-41More than 600 new words, phrases, and senses have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary this quarter, including hyggepost-truthgin daisy, and widdly. You can read about other new and revised meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries, and explore our timeline of veil words.

As this update also includes revisions to the word come, Denny Hilton, Senior Editor of the OED, explores the evolution of the term to come out in our release notes. You can also brush up on your serveor your backhand or volleyin our discussion of tennis terms.


Direct to New Words List (June 2017)

Direct to New Word Notes (June 2017)

Direct to Release Notes: Coming Out

Direct to Release Notes: Tennis Terms

Direct to Reading Norman Mailer’s Letters

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.