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Was a ‘disco’ a dress before it was a nightclub? That’s the surprising implication of the evidence OED researchers have uncovered while revising the entry for disco n. The earliest quotations our editors have found […]

disc jockey

The term ‘disc jockey’ was first added to the OED in the 1971 Supplement. At the time, our first example came from the American entertainment trade magazine Variety […]


The word ‘def’, meaning ‘excellent; outstanding; “cool”’ is one of the earliest and most prominent terms to come to mainstream slang from […]