May 26, 2022

Nothingburger, Fam, and “Not in Kansas Anymore” are Some of the More Than 1400 New Words, Senses, and Subentries Added to Oxford English Dictionary (October 2018 Update)

From the Oxford English Dictionary:

More than 1,400 new words, senses, and subentries have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary in our latest update, including nothingburger, fam, and not in Kansas anymore.


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Complete List of All New Words (September 2018)

New Words Notes For October 2018
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A look Under the Bonnet in the October 2018 Update
“This update also sees the revision of a number of words in the English language that have begun to establish multiple uses far from their original meanings over time.”
by Graeme Diamond, Editorial Content Director

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