May 21, 2022

Over 1000 New Words, Senses, and Subentries Added to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) (September 2017 Update)

From the OED Website:

More than 1,000 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including worstestfungivorous, and corporation pop.


This update also includes an exciting antedating of white lie by almost two centuries, found because of the work of our Shakespeare’s World volunteers. Find out more about the antedating, and how to volunteer, here.

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New Words Notes September 2017
by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries

Release Notes: Beltway
by Benjamin Norris, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED

Release Notes: Indian English
by Danica Salazar, OED World English Editor

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