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.

March 2016 update

The March 2016 update to the Oxford English Dictionary sees the inclusion of more than 500 new words, phrases, and senses, including vlogbro, and Dad’s Army. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Jonathan Dent, Senior Assistant Editor of the OED.

Associate Editor Eleanor Maier has written our release notes for this quarter, which take a closer look at the exciting history of the noun luck.

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 June 2016.

Previous updates

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

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