Recent updates to the OED

The OED is updated four times a year, every March, June, September, and December.

The material added to the dictionary includes revised versions of existing entries (which replace the older versions), and new words and senses both within the alphabetical sequence of revised entries and also across the whole A to Z range.

Published quarterly since 2000, the updates make up the Third Edition of the OED.

June 2015 update

Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in this quarter’s update. Additions this June include twerkFLOTUSyarn-bombing, and crowdfund. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.

The June 2015 update covers a huge variety of words, and our release notes reflect this. Graeme Diamond, our Editorial Content Director, discusses the fascinating history of the fedora, and Senior Editor Denny Hilton explores the lengthy revision of one of the shortest words in the Dictionary, go. Assistant Editor Jonathan Dent investigates the effect of the online world on English, including interweb and retweet. This update also sees the inclusion of a wide range of words from Philippine English, such as Mabuhay and carnap. You can read more about the new Filipino additions in this article by Research Fellow Danica Salazar.

See a full list of the new words, subentries, and senses added in this update.

The OED publishes four updates a year. The next update will be added to the dictionary in September 2015.

Previous updates

The previous updates page gives a full list of updates from March 2000 to September 2014.

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