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.
September 2017 update
This quarter sees the inclusion of both obsolete words, such as afound, and new words such as fatberg. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Katherine Connor Martin, Head of US Dictionaries.
Our release notes this September take a closer look at some of the new additions: Danica Salazar, World English Editor, explores a selection of words from Indian English that have been added to the OED, and Benjamin Norris, Senior Assistant Editor, explains the political evolution of beltway.
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.
See a full list of 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 January 2018.
The previous updates page gives a full list of updates from March 2000 to December 2016.