January 21, 2021

January 2018 Update: Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Adds More Than 1,100 New Words, Senses, and Subentries

From the OED:

More than 1,100 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including northern flickerhazzled, and electric catfish.

This quarter sees the inclusion of long-established terms such as me time, more recent coinages including hangry and mansplaining, and words which have seen a shift in sense, such as snowflake.

Resources

Complete List of All New New Words, Senses, and Subentries (January 2018)

New Words Notes January 2018
by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries

Release Notes: Parenting Words
by Fi Mooring, OED Senior Editor

Release Notes: Yellow Journalism
by Peter Gilliver, OED Associate Editor

Release Notes: Sun Scalds in Kipling
by Edmund Weiner, Deputy Chief Editor of the OED

Release Notes: Titan and the Titch
by Matthew Bladen, OED Senior Editor

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.

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