September 2012 update
This quarter sees full updates from affable to always, a sequence that was included in the very first instalment of the OED (A – ant) in 1884. Brand new additions to the OED include mocap, affordable housing, Exchange Alley, and achoo.
You can read more about the revisions and new words in the September update in this article by the Chief Editor of the OED, John Simpson.
See a full list of the new words, new subentries, and new senses of existing words added in this update.
We have also made some changes to how an entry’s editing history is shown online, to make the distinction between revised and unrevised entries clearer in OED Online. Find out more here.