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Quarterly updates

OED Update

New words notes March 2018

The March 2018 update of the OED adds more than 700 new words and senses, including the selection of items described in greater detail below. The full list of entries…

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Release notes: parenting words

The last ten years have been particularly fruitful ones for the Oxford English Dictionary. Over that time, staff have celebrated the birth of twenty-five babies, and a lexicographer bringing a…

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OED Update

Release notes: yellow journalism

Colour words are often interesting to work on because of the additional meanings they have acquired. I was fascinated by how sensationalist journalism came to be described as ‘yellow’. The…

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OED Update

New words notes January 2018

In today’s quarterly update, the OED adds over 1100 new entries, phrases, and senses, including the selection of items described in greater detail below. The full list of entries can…

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