The OED Appeals

The Appeals are a new part of the Oxford English Dictionary website where OED editors ask for your help in uncovering the history of particular words and phrases.

Each appeal is an invitation to assist OED editors in finding the earliest recorded date (or some other key aspect) of a word, to provide an accurate picture of when it made its first appearance in English.

Go to the Appeals | Find out more | History of the Appeals

Video: An introduction to the OED Appeals