December 2007 update

On 13 December 2007 the alphabetical range purpress-quit shilling was added to the New Edition: every word in this range has been thoroughly revised and updated. Below are listed all the new words in the range. We have also added a further list of new words from across the alphabet.

List of new words

  • purry, adj.
  • purt, v.
  • pus-gut, n.
  • pus-gutted, adj.
  • push and shove, n.
  • push-back, adj. and n.
  • pustulated, adj.
  • pustulent, adj.
  • puttanesca, n.
  • putt-putt, n.
  • putu, n.
  • putu pap, n.
  • put-up-or-shut-up, adj.
  • putz, v.
  • puy lentil, n.
  • py, n.
  • pycnodysostosis, n.
  • pycnogenol, n.
  • Pynchonesque, adj.
  • pyoderma gangrenosum, n.
  • pyribole, n.
  • pyridinium, n.
  • pyritified, adj.
  • pyro, n.2
  • pyro, n.3
  • pyroelectrical, adj.
  • pyroelectrically, adv.
  • pyrograph, n.
  • pyrolithic, adj.2
  • pyrophyte, n.
  • Pyrosoma, n.
  • pyrothere, n.
  • pyrotoxin, n.
  • Pyrrhonical, adj.
  • Pyrrhonically, adv.
  • pyrrhuloxia, n.
  • pysanka, n.
  • Pythagoras, n.
  • Pythagorico-Platonic, adj.
  • Pyu, n.
  • Pyx, n.2
  • Qallunaaq, adj. and n.
  • Qallunaat, n.
  • QALY, n.
  • qawwal, n.
  • qawwali, n.
  • qigong, n.
  • Qin, n.1 and adj.
  • qin, n.2
  • qindar, n.
  • qindarka, n.
  • Qing, n. and adj.
  • qipao, n.
  • Q-tip, n.
  • qtr., n.
  • quad, n.9
  • quad, n.11
  • Quadi, n.
  • quadplex, n.
  • quadrans, n.
  • Quadrans Muralis, n.
  • quadrantally, adv.
  • quadrathlon, n.
  • quadringenary, n.
  • quadringentenary, adj.
  • quadringentennial, adj.
  • quadrominium, n.
  • quadrupedalism, n.
  • quadruplicated, adj.
  • quadruply, v.
  • quagging, adj.
  • quagmired, adj.
  • quahogger, n.
  • quailed, adj.2
  • Qualitätswein, n.
  • quangoland, n.
  • quant, adj. and n.3
  • quantifiability, n.
  • quantitative analyst, n.
  • quanton, n.
  • quantum valeat, adv.
  • quantum valebant, n. and adj.
  • quantum valebat, n.
  • Quapaw, n. and adj.
  • quar, v.3
  • quarter pipe, n.1
  • quarter pipe, n.2
  • -quarterth, comb. form
  • quarter time, n. and adv.
  • quartzine, n.
  • quashable, adj.
  • quasilinear, adj.
  • Quasimodo, n.1
  • quasiperiodicity, n.
  • quasispecies, n.
  • quattrino, n.
  • qubit, n.
  • queanie, n.
  • quebrachitol, n.
  • Quechan, n. and adj.
  • queek, v.
  • queek, int. (and n.)
  • Queen Alexandra, n.
  • Queenborough mayor, n.
  • queer-bash, v.
  • queercore, n.
  • Queer Nation, n.
  • quel, adj. (and adv.)
  • Quelle, n.
  • quelle surprise, int.
  • quena, n.
  • quenchant, n.
  • que sera sera, int. and adj.
  • Quetzalcoatlus, n.
  • queued, adj.2
  • quibbing, n.
  • quibbing, adj.
  • quick cut, n. and adj.
  • quick-march, v.
  • quick-set, adj.2
  • quick smart, adv.
  • quidding, n.1
  • quidding, n.2
  • quidlibet, n.
  • quilombo, n.
  • Quimper, adj. and n.
  • quinaldine, n.
  • quince, n.2
  • quinceañera, n.
  • Quinkan, n.
  • quinolizine, n.
  • quinolone, n.
  • quinovose, n.
  • Quinquatria, n.
  • quinquertium, n.
  • quintuplicate, v.
  • quinzhee, n.
  • Quirites, n.

In addition to these new entries, a number of new subordinate entries were added to existing entries. These included:

  • (Under push-, comb. form)
    • push broom
    • push factor
    • push mower
    • push-penny
    • push poll
    • push-polling
    • push-to-talk
  • (Under pusher, n.)
    • pusher propeller
  • (Under puss, n.1)
    • puss caterpillar
    • puss caterpillar moth
  • (Under put, v.)
    • to put aback
    • to put about
    • to put it about
    • to put across
    • to put it across
    • to put apart
    • to put away
    • to put down
    • to put the phone down
    • to put forth
    • to put it forth
    • to put forward
    • to put in
    • to put in the leather
    • to put in a (good) word for
    • to put in a word for
    • to put in a good word for
    • to put on
    • to put it on
    • to put on the pot
    • to put the pot on
    • to put out
    • to put together
    • to put this (also that) and that together
    • to put this and that together
    • to put that and that together
    • to put under
    • to put up
    • to put it up to a person
    • put ‘em up
    • put them up
    • to put up (big, good, etc.) numbers
    • to put up numbers
    • to put up big numbers
    • to put up good numbers
    • to put up with
    • to put up a job
    • to put up an (also †one’s) appearance
    • to put up an appearance
    • to put up one’s appearance
    • to put up or shut up
  • (Under putting, n.2)
    • putting club
  • (Under puttock, n.2)
    • puttock plate
    • puttock ring
  • (Under puzzle, n.)
    • puzzle book
  • (Under pyelography, n.)
    • pyelographic
    • pyelographically
  • (Under pygmy, n. and adj.)
    • pygmy chimpanzee
    • pygmy hippopotamus
    • pygmy marmoset
    • pygmy opossum
    • pygmy owl
    • pygmy possum
    • pygmy shrew
  • (Under pyloric, adj. and n.)
    • pyloric caecum
  • (Under pyramidal, adj. and n.)
    • pyramidal cell
    • pyramidal tent
  • (Under pyramid, n.)
    • pyramid scheme
  • (Under pyranometer, n.)
    • pyranometric
  • (Under pyrheliometer, n.)
    • pyrheliometry
  • (Under pyriform, adj.)
    • pyriform aperture
  • (Under pyrimidine, n.)
    • pyrimidine base
  • (Under pyro-, comb. form)
    • pyro-electrolyte
    • pyrophile
    • pyrophobic
  • (Under pyroclastic, adj. and n.)
    • pyroclastic flow
  • (Under pyrogen, n.)
    • pyrogen-free
  • (Under pyrometric, adj.)
    • pyrometric piece
  • (Under Pythagoras, n.)
    • Pythagoras’ theorem
  • (Under Pythagorean, n. and adj.)
    • Pythagorean number
    • Pythagorean triple
  • (Under Pythagoreanize, v.)
    • Pythagoreanizing
  • (Under Q, n.)
    • q.d.
    • q.p.
    • Q
    • Q.
    • QA
    • QB
    • QBD
    • QC
    • QPM
  • (Under quad, adj.1 and n.5)
    • quad bike
  • (Under quadrant, n.1)
    • quadrant roller
  • (Under quadrigeminal, adj.)
    • quadrigeminy
  • (Under quadruplex, v.)
    • quadruplexing
  • (Under quadrupole, n. and adj.)
    • quadrupole moment
  • (Under quail, n.)
    • quail-finch
    • quail-thrush
    • quail cage
  • (Under Quaker, n.)
    • Quakeristic
  • (Under qualified, adj. and n.)
    • qualified majority
    • qualified majority voting
  • (Under quality, n. and adj.)
    • quality assurance
    • quality management
    • quality management system
    • quality time
  • (Under quant, adj. and n.3)
    • quant fund
    • quant jock
  • (Under quantify, v.)
    • quantifying
  • (Under quantum, n. and adj.)
    • quantum bit
    • quantum computer
    • quantum cryptography
    • quantum dot
    • quantum fluctuation
    • quantum gravity
    • quantum logic
    • quantum-logical
    • quantum teleportation
    • quantum vacuum
    • quantum well
    • quantum wire
    • quantum phenomenon
  • (Under quaquaversal, adj.)
    • quaquaversality
  • (Under quark, n.2)
    • quark star
  • (Under quarry, n.2)
    • quarry worker
  • (Under quart, n.4)
    • quart minor
  • (Under quarter, n.)
    • quarter circle
    • quarter-circular
    • quarter post
    • quarter-racer
    • quarter-stake
  • (Under quasi-, comb. form)
    • quasi-modal
    • quasi-social
    • quasi-psychotic
    • quasi-stable
  • (Under quasilinear, adj.)
    • quasilinearly
  • (Under quasiperiodic, adj.)
    • quasiperiodically
  • (Under quassin, n.)
    • quassinoid
  • (Under Quebec, n.)
    • Quebec oak
  • (Under Queen Alexandra, n.)
    • Queen Alexandra’s birdwing
  • (Under Queen Anne, n.)
    • Queen Anne’s musket
    • Queen Anne musket
  • (Under queen, n.)
    • queen-elect
    • queen’s china
  • (Under queer, adj.1)
    • queer theorist
    • queer theory
  • (Under Queer Nation, n.)
    • Queer National
  • (Under quenching, n.)
    • quenching process
  • (Under query, n.2 and int.)
    • query language
  • (Under question, n.)
    • question period
    • question tag
  • (Under quey, n.)
    • quey stirk
  • (Under quick, adj., n.1, and adv.)
    • quick-aught
    • quick-build
    • quick heel
    • quick kick
    • quick-reaction
    • quick-reaction force
    • quick-response
    • quick-fingered
  • (Under quiet, adj. and adv.)
    • quiet period
    • quiet revolution
  • (Under quiff, v.)
    • quiffed
  • (Under quill, n.1)
    • quill pig
  • (Under quinarian, adj. and n.)
    • quinarianism
  • (Under quinic, adj.)
    • quinic ether
  • (Under quinine, n.)
    • quinine bush
  • (Under quinine, v.)
    • quinined
  • (Under quininize, v.)
    • quinini’zation
  • (Under Quinquatria, n.)
    • Quinquatrian
  • (Under quire, n.)
    • quire book

Out-of-sequence new entries

13 December 2007 also saw the publication of the the following new entries from across the alphabet:

  • -adelic, comb. form
  • alfoil, n.
  • bap, n.2
  • blankie, n.
  • blind copy, n.
  • breathability, n.
  • Cabrales, n.
  • Cahita, n. and adj.
  • Chicana, n. and adj.
  • Chicanismo, n.
  • cholent, n.
  • clap skate, n.
  • contestability, n.
  • cooch, n.
  • coochie, n.
  • coochie-coochie, n.
  • coochy coo, int.
  • cooze, n.
  • coozie, n.
  • cosmo, n.
  • cotch, n.
  • cotch, v.
  • crabstick, n.2
  • cranachan, n.
  • depleter, n.
  • diphone, n.
  • dogging, n.2
  • droit de suite, n.
  • Earl Grey, n.
  • fembot, n.
  • fiend, v.
  • fiqh, n.
  • flambé, n.2
  • flambé, v.
  • funt, n.
  • galactically, adv.
  • gearhead, n.
  • ginch, n.
  • Godzone, n.
  • green goddess, n.
  • hawala, n.
  • hawaladar, n.
  • helmer, n.
  • humbucker, n.
  • ichthus, n.
  • -istan, comb. form
  • jack, v.3
  • jandal, n.
  • JAP, n.2
  • jit, n.3
  • kabloona, n.
  • kabloonat, n.
  • ka-boom, int. and n.
  • khula, n.
  • ki, n.2
  • lockdown, n.
  • mis-, prefix1
  • ozone, n.
  • populate, v.2
  • power, n.1
  • shagadelic, adj.
  • snagging, n.3
  • Srimati, n.
  • -stan, comb. form
  • sunbake, n.
  • sunbake, v.
  • sunbaking, adj.
  • -tastic, comb. form
  • Usui, n.
  • valiha, n.
  • wakizashi, n.
  • webmistress, n.
  • wet room, n.
  • whippit, n.
  • zindabad, int. (and n.)
  • Zoque–Mixe, adj. and n.

In addition to these new entries, the following out-of-sequence subordinate entries were added:

  • (Under Alpine, adj. and n.)
    • Alpine touring
  • (Under arm-chair | armchair, n.)
    • armchair quarterback
    • armchair quarterbacking
    • armchair ride
  • (Under auto, n.2)
    • auto body
    • autocrime
    • autojumble
    • automania
    • automaniac
    • auto pollution
    • autotest
    • auto worker
    • auto wrecking
  • (Under bail, n.1)
    • bail bondsman
  • (Under banker, n.2)
    • banker’s draft
  • (Under B, n.)
    • bcc
  • (Under beggar, n.)
    • beggar’s purse
  • (Under bingo, n.2)
    • bingo wings
  • (Under black, adj.)
    • black hat
  • (Under blind, adj. (and adv.))
    • blind item
    • blind carbon copy
  • (Under brain, n.)
    • brain surgery
  • (Under C, n.)
    • cc
    • CCU
  • (Under Chicano | chicano, n. and adj.)
    • Chicano movement
  • (Under cinnamon, n.)
    • cinnamon stick
  • (Under comfort, n.)
    • comfort break
    • comfort stop
  • (Under cream, n.2)
    • cream-crowdie
  • (Under crime, n.)
    • crime watch
  • (Under cutie, n.)
    • cutie-pie
  • (Under dipping, n.)
    • dipping sauce
  • (Under dirty, adj.)
    • dirty rice
  • (Under dropped | dropt, adj.)
    • dropped kerb
  • (Under drug, n.1)
    • drug dealer
  • (Under Dutch, adj., n., (and adv.))
    • double Dutch
  • (Under Easter, n.1)
    • Easter basket
  • (Under eastern, adj. and n.)
    • Eastern bloc
    • Eastern block
  • (Under easy, adj. and adv.)
    • easy-drinking
  • (Under end, n.)
    • end-blown
  • (Under energy, n.)
    • energy drink
    • energy bar
  • (Under environmental, adj.)
    • environmental management
  • (Under exercise, n.)
    • exercise bicycle
    • exercise bike
    • exercise cycle
  • (Under F, n.)
    • FTL
  • (Under flip, v.)
    • flip phone
  • (Under food, n.)
    • food-borne
  • (Under French, adj. and n.)
    • French manicure
    • French tip
  • (Under frozen, adj.)
    • frozen yogurt
  • (Under full, adj., n.3, and adv.)
    • full beam
  • (Under funeral, adj. and n.)
    • funeral plan
  • (Under great, adj., adv., and n.)
    • Great Pyramid
    • Great Pyramid prophecy
  • (Under gutter, n.1)
    • guttermouth
  • (Under hand, n.1)
    • handspan
  • (Under helicopter, n.)
    • helicopter parent
  • (Under high, adj. and n.2)
    • high beam
  • (Under holding, n.)
    • holding game
    • to play a holding game
  • (Under homeland, n.)
    • homeland security
  • (Under human, adj. and n.)
    • human cannonball
  • (Under ice-cream, n.)
    • ice cream cone
  • (Under junior, adj. and n.)
    • junior kindergarten
  • (Under K, n.)
    • K-hole
  • (Under life, n.)
    • life partner
  • (Under lobster, n.1)
    • lobster roll
  • (Under lock, n.2)
    • lock-in
  • (Under senior, adj. and n.)
    • senior kindergarten
  • (Under side, n.1)
    • side-blown
  • (Under silver, n. and adj.)
    • silver surfer
  • (Under smart, adj.)
    • smartphone
  • (Under Soviet, n. and adj.)
    • Soviet bloc
    • Soviet block
  • (Under sub-, prefix)
    • subwoofer
  • (Under suicide, n.2)
    • suicide watch
    • suicide bombing
  • (Under sunk, adj.)
    • sunk costs
  • (Under tear-, comb. form)
    • tear-down
  • (Under terminal, adj. and n.)
    • terminal degree
  • (Under text, n.1)
    • textphone
  • (Under Thatcher, n.2)
    • Thatcher’s child
  • (Under thirteenth, adj., n., (and adv.))
    • thirteenth cheque
  • (Under toe, n.)
    • toe-poke
  • (Under toilet, n.)
    • toilet break
  • (Under tolerance, n.)
    • tolerance zone
  • (Under tortilla, n.)
    • tortilla chip
  • (Under twin, adj. and n.)
    • twin-prop
  • (Under urban, adj. and n.)
    • urban regeneration
  • (Under whale, n.)
    • whale watch
    • whale watcher
    • whale watching

Finally, new meanings were added to the following entries:

  • agenda, n.
  • anonymous, adj.
  • back, n.1
  • baggage, n. and adj.
  • bap, n.1
  • bollock, n., int., and adj.
  • breathable, adj.
  • brush, n.2
  • bubble, n.
  • cheap, adj., adv., and n.
  • contestable, adj.
  • cosmopolitan, adj. and n.
  • cross-country, adj.
  • custodial, adj. and n.
  • deal, v.
  • dealer, n.
  • dicky | dickey, n.
  • dungeon, n.
  • externalize, v.
  • fix, n.
  • fool, v.
  • full, adj., n.3, and adv.
  • glass, v.
  • glove, v.
  • handy, adj.
  • hat, n.
  • helm, v.2
  • hoodie | hoody, n.
  • jab, n.
  • jaw-breaker, n.
  • joint, n.1
  • lance, v.
  • legacy, n.
  • load, n.
  • lock, v.1
  • lurid, adj.
  • scrub, n.2
  • secondary, adj. and n.
  • smoke, v.
  • south, adv., prep., n., and adj.
  • tortilla, n.
  • vegetarian, n. and adj.
  • walk-through, n. and adj.
  • yeah, adv.
  • zipper, n.