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 2015 update

Around 500 new words, phrases, and senses have entered the Oxford English Dictionary in this update. Many appear in entries that have been fully updated for the first time in over 90 years, such as whiteear, and earning. 

Additions this quarter include white stuffXL, and lookalike. You can read more about the new and revised words and meanings in this article by Jonathan Dent, Assistant Editor of the OED.

Deputy Chief Editor Edmund Weiner has written our release notes for this quarter, which investigate the different meanings of have, look, large, and late. 

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 2015.

Previous updates

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

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